According to Google, Net Neutrality is defined as, “the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.”
That’s a long way of saying that what net neutrality would do, in essence, is create a Federal Department of the Internet. Sound scary to you? Billionaire investor and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban has said, “Having them overseeing the Internet scares the s**t out of me,” pardon his language.
How could anyone think that allowing the government to place utility style regulations on Internet providers would turn out well? You know the old saying, if it’s working, don’t fix it? We don’t need the government invading yet another facet of our lives…
What happens when the government takes over what were formerly private industries? Let’s take a look back shall we…
The Post Office
On July 26, 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the United States Postal System. Their idea may have been a good one, but the USPS is a regular reminder to Americans that private industries are always a better answer than government bureaucracy. As of last June, the Post Office currently had $100 BILLION in debt and unfunded liability. Let’s be real: if you want to make sure something will arrive at your destination on time (through rain, snow, or sleet…), you’re going to pick FedEx, UPS, or another private carrier. Not to mention the fact that it costs $0.49 to send a piece of paper to your sister 100 miles away. Why’s she demanding that you still use snail mail anyway?
American Health Care
Obamacare. Need I say more? Yes, American healthcare needs to be reformed (still). It’d probably make sense to buy insurance across state lines, to encourage health savings plans, to allow for more healthcare options to individuals and families. But socialized medicine doesn’t work. It doesn’t work in Canada, and it doesn’t work here. The Obamacare website alone cost taxpayers $2 billion. Medicaid costs went from $265 billion to $305 billion during the first year of Obamacare alone! CNS News really put the cost of Obamacare in perspective: “The combined $707 billion that the federal government will spend on Medicaid and ObamaCare subsidies in 2024 is roughly equal to the $716 billion the CBO estimates the government will spend on national defense that year,”
Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors… cost taxpayers $11.2 billion. Good investment? Considering that 70% of GM’s cars are now made in China… probably not. FLASHBACK: here’s the LouderWithCrowder analysis of Detroit in ruins:
When the government takes control of previously private entities, it doesn’t end well. Period. Leave the Internet alone, Uncle Sam. We like it the way it is.
Also, for reference, an in-depth video as to what Net Neutrality actually is…