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21stCenturyGemini wrote:


When corporations go really bad they buy your politicians and control your government.



yet it is still the government that has the power to take your freedom, not corporations. Politicians will always be influenced by whoever gives them the big bucks, whether it is a corporation who doesn't want a politician to impose unprofitable regulations on them or a special interest group like Planned Parenthood or the National Endowment for the (government/Left approved) Arts. This has always been the case. Pointing at businesses as the bad guys for doing the same practice but ignoring the influence of these other special interest groups is disingenuous at best.

In addition, politicians have "encouraged" corporations into giving them donations. For example, most of you may be to young to remember, but Microsoft mostly stayed out of politics back in the 80s and 90s. Then in the late 90s Janet Reno (Bill Clinton's Attorney General) brought them up on bogus anti-trust charges. Now they are large political contributors and they have been largely left alone since. coincidence?

Tis why I (and the Constitution) say it is best to to limit the power of politicians. If they did not have so much power the need to buy their influence would be less. The internet has gotten along fine without government meddling. Let's keep it that way.
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Congress has two choices, censorship (Chinese-style) or net neutrality.
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GardanTheBlue wrote:


21stCenturyGemini wrote:


When corporations go really bad they buy your politicians and control your government.



yet it is still the government that has the power to take your freedom, not corporations. Politicians will always be influenced by whoever gives them the big bucks, whether it is a corporation who doesn't want a politician to impose unprofitable regulations on them or a special interest group like Planned Parenthood or the National Endowment for the (government/Left approved) Arts. This has always been the case. Pointing at businesses as the bad guys for doing the same practice but ignoring the influence of these other special interest groups is disingenuous at best.

The internet has gotten along fine without government meddling. Let's keep it that way.


Planned Parenthood and the National Endowment for the Arts are funded by the government. How are you comparing organizations funded by the government to corporations buying off politicians and literally writing legislation that benefits themselves at the cost of consumers and other competitor?

What are you even talking about?


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The internet has gotten along fine without government meddling. Let's keep it that way.



The US government created the internet, and it's currently regulated by the commerce department.

The internet literally exists thanks to the government.

The issue at hand is that certain corporations are now trying to change laws and regulations to alter the internet from here on out. You're here worrying about Planned Parenthood when you're on the verge of being in a situation where ISPs will determine what sites you can and can't visit, and what sites you can even see at all.
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