Exactly who would regulate the Web’s back-end is unclear, but the decision already has sparked backlash among some in the GOP, who warn it could allow the United Nations or authoritarian countries to step in and seize control of the Web
As opposed to the NSA, FBI, FCC or the IRS controlling it? That ship called "Freedom in America" has already sailed. The NSA has been steadily destroying American freedoms in the name of "security", and with the approval of both Houses of Congress, until they found out that THEY were being spied upon as well. The hand wringing now is just a dog&pony show.
Meanwhile Congress, the President and SCOTUS has been steadily eroding the Bill Of Rights, part of the Constitution which they took an oath to defend "against all enemies both foreign and domestic" and they took that OBLIGATION "willingly, without mental reservations or purpose of evasion". For nearly half a century Congress has had mental reservations about Constitutional freedoms and by passing bills which infringe those rights "which shall not be infringed" has demonstrated many "purposes of evasion" in shredding the Bill Of Rights, especially since 9/11 gave them an opportunity to slash and burn all of them. We now have militarized police forces and our jack-booted thugs are called SWAT teams. Once reserved for organized crime and criminal gangs, they are now being used to run illegal stop and search operations on American roadways, The cases mentioned in this story are not the exception any more:http://truth-out.org/news/item/20639-five-unnecessary-swat-team-raids-gone-terribly-wrong
and you don't have to do anything wrong to be murdered.Former Marine Never Fired on SWAT Team That Killed Him
Their concern about "freedom" on the Internet, which they routinely pillage, despite the 4th Amendment, rings hollow and suggests that they are more concerned about losing their ability to spy with impunity on Americans. and the rest of the world. IF the NSA had been spying only on Jihadists, gangsters, organized crime, terrorists and Maxist revolutionaries one could understand their concern for losing control of the Internet, an American invention (the Web was invented by Bernard Lee of CERN), but they illegally overstepped their bounds and now their motives are suspect.
One also has to ask that if they were spying on Left Wing revolutionaries and terrorists how did they miss the Russian invasion of the Crimea? Or did the? "Progressives", a sanitized name Marxists adopted when trying to appear as nice folks, have a caucus that claim 80 or so members of Congress and progressives comprise a controlling majority of the Democrat party and some of the Republican party, known as RHINOS. It is my suspicion that it is they who are behind the push to spy on Americans, just as they are behind the push to eradicate the Constitution, which they call "outdated, inadequate, irrelevant, flawed", as if freedom could ever be described in those terms. What is really outdated, inadequate and flawed are what they propose to replace the Constitution with, some form of a document written in 1848. In that document it is claimed that the working-class would disappear under capitalism, but the exact opposite took place. America prospered under controlled capitalism. But, since 1968, the middle class has been under attack by the Left, in an attempt to fulfil Marx's claim. With the mandated Socialist healthcare as the last straw, they have just about succeeded in destroying the middle class. Roughly fifty percent of the American workforce is without a job and most are no better off than peasants in the old USSR, depending on government handouts in order to live, as the government continues to take from those who still have a job to give to those whose jobs the government has destroyed. At the peak of the 1932 depression only 25% of Americans were jobless. Our government propaganda figures stays below that by counting only those in the work force who continue to look for jobs, discounting those who have given up and gone on welfare after fruitless years of searching.We have reached a tipping point.
There are, or before the 2016 election will be, more people depending on government handouts than those who work for a living. Just who will they vote for? Those described by the Left as "mean-spirited and heartless" for wanting to cut off government welfare, or those who will continue the handouts and further insure their continued election to office by flooding the country with illegal aliens who will also vote to keep the gravy train flowing. Until the Dollar and the economy collapse. It is not an accident that there has been many moves afoot in Congress to repeal the 22nd Amendment. The most recent was in 2011. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:h.j.17
Combine that with the Democrats unwillingness to enforce immigration laws, and you have a recipe that will allow the continued re-election of Left Wing presidents for the foreseeable future.
Will Americans embrace their new rulers? Of course. If what they have been seeing in the words, writing and actions of the Left during the last 30 years in America isn't enough to open their eyes, I doubt that what they are have been seeing in Russia, and now in the Crimea, will make any difference. Like good little sheep they will be told what to think, what to do, and when to do it, or lose their bowl of porridge.