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Verizon Fight with FCC Over Net Neutrality Starts Today

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Replying to:  I Disagree with Verizon by Slammer   Sep 9, 2013, 8:34 AM

Re: I Disagree with Verizon

by T Bone    Sep 9, 2013, 12:27 PM

If that were true, then Congress needs to either pass the law itself or pass a law giving the FCC the authority to regulate the Internet.

What is absolutely unacceptable is for the FCC to simply declare that it does have such authority because it wants to have such authority and it is just going to give itself authority that it doesn't have,

And that is what the issue of this lawsuit is, not whether net neutrality is good or bad, but whether the FCC can grant itself powers out of nowhere without statutory authority from Congress.

The FCC is acting like the boy who has the genie and who asks for more wishes. They are demanding not merely the authority to regulate the Internet but the authority to give themselves new authority whenever they feel like it.

The federal courts have already ruled TWICE that the FCC has no legal authority to regulate the Internet. And twice now they have turned around and ignored the ruling.

Enough is enough, a government agency which thinks it can do whatever it wants, regardless of what the law says can only be described as a rogue agency. And that is exactly what the FCC is becoming.

They need to be reined in, and if the only way to rein them is to abolish the FCC entirely, then that is what needs to be done.

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