“The US government’s policy of leaving the Internet alone is over, according to Obama’s top official at the Department of Commerce.” Assistant Secretary Larry Strickling, The Register and see the NTIA presentation.
The internet is too powerful for governments that want to control the thoughts of their population to leave alone. Along with the extension of the Patriot Act (WashingtonPost.com), the Obama Administration arguing in Federal Court that there is no “reasonable expectation of privacy” on cell phones – funny, we missed the ACLU, EFF, and the press having conniptions about the Democrat controlled Congress and Democrat President signing the extension – Washington has a nice tight grip on the communications of the country.
But, it is nice to have “government oversight” over everything – you wouldn’t want to do something without permission would you?
I guess this explains why the time was 2 to 1 in for a “summit.”
“Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said Wednesday he “absolutely” intends to relocate residents from desolate neighborhoods and is bracing for inevitable legal challenges when he unveils his downsizing plan.”
Detroit News, February 25, 2010
With all due respect to the Mayor, the time has come to break Detroit up. Big cities that can’t support themselves are ripe to be broken up into smaller, more responsive, less corrupt areas that will take into account the will of their residents.
Moving people out of “blighted” areas by force? This sounds like something out of East Germany and the USSR. Mr Mayor, this is a free country and this type of action is something that Stalin or Mao would do.
Pro-growth policies and smaller government are the only way to save and revitalize Detroit (and other large cities). More of the same old failed policies -and worse, as this one is- will only lead to more people leaving the city.
Instead of the Washington, DC photo op, here is a 60 second overview that would fix the health insurance system if it is going to be fixed from Washington.
1. Cross state competition – allow YOU to buy insurance from any company in any state.
2. Lawsuit reform to end frivolous lawsuits.
3. Allow Doctor recommended treatments.
4. Pre-existing conditions ignored during a one-month open enrollment period each year.
5. Portability. You leave your job, you can take your health insurance with you.
6. Equalize tax treatment of health insurance.
These six items, all freedom oriented, would solve the “health insurance problem.”
Let freedom work. You don’t have “food” insurance. You don’t have “water” insurance. Both are much more important than health insurance and competition has provided a surfeit of both. You know what works best for YOU. Let freedom work.
The televised debate today between the parasites and those who want freedom will be taking place to day in Washington, DC. One can only hope that freedom prevails. If the “center” is between freedom and statism then who wants to be in the center? There is no “middle ground” between you and your enslavers. There is no middle ground between you and your destroyers.
One wonders why these people don’t want to take responsibility for themselves and expect to be treated as children who need to be taken care of by someone else.
“Contrary to the claims of some of my critics, I am an ardent believer in the free market.” February 24, 2010, President Obama
Sure, and contrary to the claims of his critics, Hitler was an ardent believer in Judaism. Actions speak louder than words, and freedom and the policies espoused by this administration go together as well as oil and water.
You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man’s age-old dream–the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order — or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, “The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.”
The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and Continue reading Contrary to the claims of some of my critics, I am an ardent believer in the free market- Obama
Saying “no” is a moral imperative to protect the freedom guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Saying “no” is admirable if it is pro-liberty. Compromising your principles when the result is a loss of freedom for the country is immoral and a violation of Congress’ oath to uphold and defend the Constitution.
Interesting the things that the Health Insurance Bill would tax: http://stopthetantax.com/
Now they want to tax tans. Not something I do, but you have to wonder what is next.
Racist Senator Harry Reid applied for membership in the “sexist” club yesterday when he said: “Men, when they’re out of work, tend to become abusive.”