Saturday, April 10, 2010

“Courts Smortz” Says FCC

The FCC lost its court case against Comcast as I mentioned this past week; they lack authority to enforce Net Neutrality according to the appeals court. Guess what, the FCC doesn’t care what the court had to say.

“The Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that it intends to move forward quickly with key recommendations in its national broadband plan — even though a federal appeals court this week undermined the agency's legal authority to regulate high-speed Internet access.”

That’s the lead line in Joelle Tessler’s AP story explaining how the FCC doesn’t give a hoot what the law says , they’re going to figure out a way to impose their will; nobody tells the FCC what to do. That’s what I’m hearing when an agency of the federal government thumbs it nose at the courts.

Alan Caruba wrote, “This is what happens when children are in charge and some 330 million Americans are about to discover what it is like to live in a third world nation”. He was talking about congress spending like little children , having no concept of what it means to be responsible; but the same concepts apply to the tentacles of each and every bureaucracy so enamored with their own self absorbed sense of unlimited power.

You may recall the Supreme Court ruled against the District of Columbia, validating an individual’s God given right to own and bear arms. Has that stopped the District of Columbia from pursuing a course which limits their citizens from owning firearms?

Not too long ago I posted my thoughts here, 2nd Amendment Coin Flipping Contest , pointing to the fact that court decisions apparently mean nothing.

“In essence U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina has gone along with the D.C. city council’s opinion that anything other than a revolver or bolt action rifle/shotgun are to be considered military/police only type weapons and not protected as a God given right for individuals under the 2nd Amendment. This is the same city council which came up with their own interpretation of the basic right to even own a revolver, rifle or shotgun; they basically outlawed ownership of any such weapon within their “crime free” city.”

We’re supposed to be a nation governed by the rule of law. What kind of message is being sent when time after time those in power ignore the rule of law? Court decisions only matter when they rule in favor of OUR interpretation; just like little children going from one parent to the next until permission is granted.

We are experiencing government corruption and usurpation of powers never intended. Add to that the FCC’s determination to impose Net Neutrality, a socialistic code for government control of companies who’ve invested and built internet services. We hear all about the supposed “right” to the internet with all services being treated equally regardless of the expense created to those providing those services.

What about the inherent God given right highlighted in the Declaration of Independence, the pursuit of happiness. If you’ve done any reading into the history of that wording you’ll find it was originally intended to express “the right to property”; changed to avoid the issue of slavery.

“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.” John Adams

The right to property includes the reasonable expectation, on the part of the owner, to use that property for his/her benefit, as he/she sees fit; in short, to make a profit based on supply and demand principles in the market place. The rules of the game have been changing for quite some time, a steady push to have socialism replace capitalism “brick by brick”.

If the FCC can force internet providers into shackles, Net Neutrality, limiting their ability to charge customers, recoup expenses and strive for profitability based on free market demand then one more “brick” in our foundation of freedoms will have been taken away.

Net Neutrality is a lie; the FCC lacks the authority to make the internet less expensive for the clamoring masses while at the same time destroying property rights of internet providers. Are we going to fall for yet another lie or are we going to recognize what we are trading, less expensive internet, perhaps; but at the cost of liberty!

This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.


Nickie Goomba said...

Marxists make their own law. Then YOU live by them.

T. F. Stern said...

I find it more than a little disturbing how my country has been overthrown without a shot being fired.

Starsplash said...

Nickie: That is because Marxists are atheists and with out God there are no, and can be no be no foundational truths.
With God there a complete set of immutable moral bricks with which a foundation for a nation can be built on.
There is no doubt in my mind that this nation has lost it's way.
We have become a crazy woman.

T. F. Stern said...

Ron, I was with you, at least 'till you added the part about a crazy woman. The PC police will be sending you an invitation to Sensitivity Training Class.

The probligo said...

"I find it more than a little disturbing how my country has been overthrown without a shot being fired."

Yep, I agree.

Perhaps y'all should be taking lessons from the Thai Red-Shirt Brigade.

Oh. Hang on. They are Socialists.

T. F. Stern said...


So, how are your discussions with the Mormon missionaries coming? lol

The probligo said...

I treat them with great deal more courtesy and respect than did your government in - was it? - the 1870's.

Point is that I hear a lot of chatter, but there is never any action, with the exception of Branch Davidians in Waco and some survivalist fundamental Christians from just one family. At least they stood up!

If things are as bad as you paint them, TF, why sit on your hands praying? Get out there and do something, as the Thais are doing and have been for the past seven years or so. The only arms they have come from dead policemen. Look at the arsenal that would be available to you and like "right-thinking" people right now without killing anyone. How many guns in your house alone? 3? 4?

Yeah, LOL!

MK said...

Wow proby is calling for gun violence and presumably death and mayhem now. Oh my, this is a turn of events, must be that time of the month for her.

"Court decisions only matter when they rule in favor of OUR interpretation;"

Yep, the bigger government gets, the less respect they have for the people or the law.

T. F. Stern said...

Probligo, Sure sounds like you're advocating gun violence, an interesting side for a pacifist. lol

There is no lol when it gets to that kind of violence. The number of weapons I have, not going there.

MK, Try to be nice, lol

The probligo said...

TF, galahs are a natural hazard in Oz, a kind of unremitting noise pollution. I can stand it.

What is apparent is that no one here seems to really know what the Red-Shirts are doing, or what they are about, or the background to the events.

Latest is here. A backgrounder here.

The amazing thing is that, until this past week the thousands of protesters have been unarmed; the protests (from both sides over the years) peaceful; very much direct application of Ghandi's idea of civil disobedience.

I only added the guns because I thought it would appeal, fit with "the American Way", give reason for the Second Amendment - remember those debates TF?

T. F. Stern said...

Probligo wrote, “I only added the guns because I thought it would appeal, fit with "the American Way", give reason for the Second Amendment - remember those debates TF?”

I’d hardly call them debates; but apparently you have little understanding of the God given right to own and bear arms and the responsibility that goes along with citizenship in a republican form of government, that responsibility to use peaceful means to bring about change. The use of armed force is an extreme measure in resolving political dissent, one which has serious consequences and should be reserved as a last resort; the fine line between patriot and traitor written in history books long after the conflicts are over.

You bring up guns as if everyone who believes in the 2nd Amendment was born in Dodge City or Tombstone and had a six gun strapped on waiting for a chance to whip it out, blast off a couple of rounds and then mosey on over to the Long Branch Saloon for a whiskey. In short, you fail to understand most of the reasons why the 2nd Amendment is so important to a free society.

Please, in the future, stick to subjects of which you have little comprehension.

The probligo said...

Oh, sorry, I missed the "LOL" off of the last comment.

And TF, thanks for ignoring the real message - non-violent protest.

If they are successful, the red-shirts will be the second recent popular uprising in Thailand to bring down a government. The yellow-shirts succeeded in removing the last government, the guys the red-shirts want back in power.

Power to the people!! Come on, YOU CAN DO IT!!

T. F. Stern said...


Time to move on, you're wearing thin.

Starsplash said...

T.F., too late for that. I have long since been the brunt of too many women who kept cutting there noses off to spite thier face.

They were crazy. But I was too naive and weak to run away from them.

MK said...

"TF, galahs are a natural hazard in Oz, a kind of unremitting noise pollution. I can stand it."

Looks like the dimwit is back-pedaling, again.

"MK, Try to be nice, lol"

Always, proby likes it, he is one of my favorite whipping boys. :)