Dan Bongino posted this on his Facebook:
It’s happening again.
Despite record low trust in government, the epic failure of Obamacare, an IRS targeting scandal, the targeting of journalists at the AP and Fox News, NSA overreach, and Washington DC dysfunctionality at near historic levels, the government will change the Internet forever starting tomorrow when it releases its plan to regulate what was once a free and open Internet.
If you believe that this plan, which is deceptively called #NetNeutrality, is in any way “neutral” or fair, I encourage you to use a search engine (which is still free, no thanks to government) to search the phrase “broken government promises.” This plan is an adventure in crony-capitalism disguised, and creatively marketed, as a “David vs.Goliath” fight against ISPs just like Obamacare was supposed to be a fight against health insurance companies. What they’re not telling you is that the companies fighting for “Net Neutrality” have an enormous financial interest in its implementation, just as some health insurance industry and pharmaceutical industry supporters backed Obamacare.
Eventually the government, as it typically does, turned on the doctors, health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies and left them holding the bag, just like it will turn on the companies fighting for Net Neutrality. Jonathan Gruber’s videos explain how this was the Obama administration’s plan the entire time; lie to the people, get their vote and support, screw them over, and then get them to blame anyone other than government.
Internet taxes, a licensing requirement for websites, and the heavy foot of government on the face of the Internet is inevitable if Net Neutrality is allowed to stand. And, to all of those “government knows what’s best for me” types who claim this is a good idea remember, you are as responsible as they are for opening the door and letting them in. They will never leave your house once that door has been opened.
Right after I wrote the above, I saw this in my email from Mozilla:
We accomplished what seemed impossible: we stood together, took on the goliaths, and won.
This was no small feat. It was the biggest show of public engagement the FCC had ever seen — a mass movement of historic proportions. Millions of public comments flooded Washington on this issue. By banding together, we’ve helped to keep the Web open and accessible for everyone, equally.