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Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Unites States Senator Opposes UN Control of Internet Story
"Senator Norm Coleman today submitted a statement into the Congressional Record denouncing a final report issued by the United Nations' Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) suggesting that the U.N. assume global governance of the Internet. Since its inception and creation in the United States, the U.S. has assumed the historic role of overseeing the Internet's growth and has overseen its development. The U.N. taskforce report suggests that in addition to terminating the U.S.'s leadership role, the authority and functions of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit organization overseen by the U.S. Department of Commerce, should be transferred as well. Senator Coleman strongly opposes these measures."
Apparently this senator is new. Or newer than other senators, anyway, because he has not yet learned that it is the official policy of the United States Senate to sell the American People down the river. Keep up the good work, Norm. Despite setbacks in free political speech on the internet (see new applications of the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance law to blogs), the U.S. still has the best protections on free speech in the world. China locks up people who say things against their government. In England and France, criminal penalties can attach if you say something that is deemed too hateful (whether or not it's the truth). We do not need these people controlling the internet. Especially since we're the ones who built the thing to begin with. We need our government to stand up and refuse to capitulate to other countries when they demand control of our stuff. _____________________________________________
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