FYI Net Neutrality & the battle over Separation of Powers

Atan Nolme

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FCC Internet Regulation: Not So Fast
By John White

In the House, HJ37, the resolution to disapprove the FCC action, has been approved on a floor vote of: 238 to 174. Last December, under cover of the holidays and the spectacle of the lame duck Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defied a federal court and enacted an internet regulatory takeover. In answer, the House began moving House Joint Resolution 37 through committee. The resolution will cancel the FCC rulemaking and bring the policy discussion back to Congress.

Thus, the FCC and the House of Representatives have begun a classic Separation of Powers struggle. The debate involves a simple yet critical question: is policy established by an elected Congress or imposed by appointed agency bureaucrats?

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b_sinning

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I think it's in our best interest to let the FCC keep control like they have so far. I'm inclined to believe they will better keep it neutral than the House or Senate would.
 

OzSTEEZ

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There's no way giving control of the internet to corporations is a good idea. Every other westernized country is avoiding this and are doing just fine.
 

APRIL

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Omg. The government should not have a hand in controlling the internet. Look how well that turned out for egypt.
 

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government shouldn't be allowed to touch it at all.

look at the abuse homeland security is dolling out confiscating domains that host pirated ppv's because um... oh, supposedly it supports terrorism? :tard: