What they’re preparing to do is to cede, or surrender, the last vestige of American control, or even influence, over what is done with critical functions of the Internet. It gets pretty arcane, but the point is, if you think that the freedom of the Internet – whether it’s the ability of people to communicate freely information on it, or whether you think of it as an engine for free enterprise, let alone if you understand the contribution that it makes these days to national security – including, by the way, the operations of our critical infrastructure – you will understand that the United States retaining a measure of quality control as to what’s going on with how the Internet is populated with names and numbers, domains, websites and the like, is a very important thing.Call and/or write your Representatives and Senators and urge them to vote for legislation to block the transfer of the internet out of US control.
And for absolutely no good reason, other than people – or countries, I should say, like Russia, and China, and Saudi Arabia, and Iran, and North Korea – don’t want us to have any say in this and would like to be able to change things around so that they cannot only restrict all the things the Internet does to help their own people become familiar with the terrible they’re being subjected to, at the hands of their totalitarian or authoritarian regimes, but they want to take those freedoms – freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of enterprise – away from us, as well.
So this is what it comes down to: there’s no good reason for doing this, certainly not in the next three days, which is what’s going to happen unless Congress intervenes.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Obama’s Internet Surrender: ‘We’ve Got Three Days to Fix This’
Center for Security Policy president and founder Frank Gaffney joined other political and military experts in warning against the impending surrender of U.S. control of Internet registration.