Wednesday, March 30, 2005

United Nutjobs Want To Regulate the Internet

Because they've done such a bang-up job in places like Iraq, the Congo, and Kosovo they're now qualified to get their greasy little paws on your Internet connection. Captain's Quarters notes:
The UN mostly consists of dictatorships and autocracies, which have little use for the free speech and open information that the Internet provides people all over the world. A free Internet threatens their power and their oppressive regimes. Nothing would please them more than to get their hands on the engines of the Internet in order to suppress the information that would inspire their subjects to throw off their shackles and claim freedom for themselves.

Let me put it to all in this light. Will we trust the same organization that put Libya and Cuba in charge of human rights and Syria in charge of counterterrorism to manage the Internet and safeguard free speech?

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