"Mandrake, I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration,
Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international
Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily
Surprise, surprise, the Net is under attack by large companies which want to have the power to decide what you can access while surfing.
Congress is pushing a law that would abandon the Internet's First Amendment -- a principle called Network Neutrality that prevents companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deciding which Web sites work best for you -- based on what site pays them the most. If the public doesn't speak up now, our elected officials will cave to a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign.
Homeland Security Chief Says the Web is Dangerous:
According to Wired, Chertoff is telling the Bushies that the Web allows people to 'learn' to be dissatisfied with the American Way, and then learn how to be terrorists. A perfect example of the blinkered conservative worldview that it's better to shelter people from truths that are not pleasant. And frightening in a guy who has as much power and influence as Chertoff.
Thankfully, there are Americans fighting back to preserve free speech.
Here's an immigrant to remind us all what America is really supposed to be about.
"If you believe in a conservatism that restrains government power, rather than unleashing it, that backs checks and balances rather than an executive branch on steroids, then you might find plenty to agree with."
The video is about 10 minutes long but well worth the watch.