ELDER PATRIOT – The cornerstone of our freedoms was built on freedom of speech and the right to ownership of private property. As we near the end of Barack Obama’s tenure as president both are now being threatened by two of his decisions.
Unless Congress intervenes Obama will hand control of the Internet over to a an international group at midnight on September 30th.
L Gordon Crovitz writing in the Wall Street Journal exposes Obama’s plan to curtail our free speech guarantees by turning control of the Internet over to foreign actors: “When the Obama administration announced its plan to give up U.S. protection of the internet, it promised the United Nations would never take control. But because of the administration’s naiveté or arrogance, U.N. control is the likely result if the U.S. gives up Internet stewardship as planned at midnight on Sept. 30.”
This would mean that countries like China and Russia could control what information and opinions you are able to access and amounts to little more than ceding our First Amendment rights to repressive regimes. How’s that working out for political dissidents in those countries? Keep in mind Hillary Clinton has already vowed to shut down opposition website Breitbart.com in an email to her donors.
The reason for Mrs. Clinton’s disregard of Breitbart’s Constitutional right to exist is made clear in a NY Times article, Breitbart Rises From Outlier to Potent Voice in Campaign.
Breitbart’s Peter Schweizer was the lone person willing to do the legwork to tie Hillary’s actions as Secretary of State to donations made to the Clinton Foundation in his well-researched and extremely detailed book and movie, Clinton Cash.
It’s also significant that in the search for truth Donald Trump named Breitbart CEO Stephen Bannon as his campaign’s CEO.
Only dictators who must hide the truth find themselves in need of stifling dissent.
Remember when Hillary screeched:
Now Mrs. Clinton openly declares her intentions to eviscerate our free speech rights because they threaten to expose the illegitimacy of her candidacy. That’s a chilling portent of what her presidency would be like. If she is elected Americans may be no more able to voice their dissent with her policies than the Chinese are able to do when they disagree with their government.
It’s clear that Hillary Clinton would pose no opposition to Obama’s plan to turn the Internet over to UN control. This would leave Americans no longer in control of their own God-given free speech rights, the single most important cornerstone of a free and open republic.
Until now Obama and Clinton have relied on their media allies at Facebook, Twitter, et al to limit traffic to, and dissemination of information from, dissenting websites. That hasn’t been enough to prevent the ascent of Donald Trump in the polls so now the administration is going to turn control of Globalist dissenting websites over to the Globalists themselves.
Ronald Reagan warned us of such folly almost three decades ago:
“Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders. … The Goliath of totalitarianism will be brought down by the David of the microchip.”
He also rallied us with these words
“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.”
Wake up America. You have 32 days left to do something about it.