Network Neutrality is absolutely awful policy. It is a huge government imposition on the entirety of the Internet. It has zero business being even considered – by any nation laying even the remotest claim to being a free market economy.
Net Neutrality is a ginormous Fourth Amendment violation. Private Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have spent more than $1 trillion building their Web networks. Net Neutrality mandates nigh limitless government access to – and control of – those networks. Net Neutrality is no Probable Cause, no Warrants – just one humongous, all-encompassing, infinite Unreasonable Search and Seizure.
Net Neutrality is a ginormous First Amendment violation. Private ISPs can assemble – or not assemble – their private networks…any way they wish. Completely free from government interference or imposition. And in those privately assembled spaces – speak any way they wish. Completely free from government interference or imposition. Net Neutrality dumps all over all of this.
You don’t hear too many anti-Net Neutrality, free market, defenders-of-Reality people – make these particular Constitutional cases. I believe this has been a giant mistake. Constitutional rights should always be expressly defended – whenever they are under attack. (more…)