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  •  This S$@^ was dead on arrival (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not saying people don't need to make there voices heard on net neutrality issues, because they do.  But there was little to no chance this could get through congress, and even if it did that wouldn't be the last word.  The US gov. doesn't have the bureaucracy to  implement these regulations, and they sure don't have the support from tech companies.

    What makes you think they could implement these procedures?  The internet isn't exactly like not issuing non-traditional marriage licenses.  It's more like a marijuana regulation or gambling regulation.    

    It is anti civil rights.  It is anti states rights.  This would be paramount to giving the foxes control of the hen house and everybody knows it, even Republicans.

    This is one of the few times that the Right and the Left agree.  There was never a chance that this would pass and "stand the test of time."

    I'm not saying it couldn't pass, because it most definitely could have.  

    If it had passed it would have caused a revolt in the Democratic and Republican parties and people would have run against it.

    What it seems to me is that both parties are starting realized that the general public are actually paying attention to legislation.  You are going to see people from both parties are going to back away from their support of these policies.

    Oh ya, you forget the whole IT industry that could "Shut this shit down."  The proposals for these laws aren't new.  They've been being proposed for more than a decade.  For those of you who don't remember the net back then it was more controversial than it is now.  It was a time when the traditional media began seeing it's first challenges in modern history.  

    Big corporations have been fighting this fight for a long time.  This is nothing new.They have been intruding these laws for quite some time.  The only thing different with this law is that for some reason consumers and Washington took this one seriously.  I'm not sure which one I'm more socked at the ATT and Comcast lobbyist or the normal people.  The corporations have finally managed to consolidate support or normal people have actually woken up to this shit.  

    I promise this fight is not new, and I'm not taking anything away from this diary or anybody that has joined the fight.  What I'm say the resistance is bigger than most of the general (non-tech) public has ever realized, and we appreciate the passion.  

    All that being said.  Calm down people.  The net is free and will remain so.  I'd compare it to China's attempt to control the net with the Great Fire Wall of China or our Fight on Terrorism.  

    At times these fights can be affective, and at times they even seem to be successful.  In the end though they just encourage a technological revolution to overpower the repression.  The internet CAN NOT BE STOPPED!  

    We live in a modern, technological, intelligent, and connected world.  Just because you don't understand how to get you word out there doesn't mean others don't, and won't get it out there.  There are always going to be things like https:/www.torproject.org , and this is only the tip of the ice burg.

    I guess what I've been trying to say the whole time is the internet is uncensorable and time will prove this.

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