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Exactly how many times

T Bone

Apr 23, 2014, 4:56 PM
Does the FCC need to be told, by both the courts and the Congress, that they don't have the authority to regulate the Internet before they get the message? This is now the fourth time that the FCC has attempted to grant itself the authority to regulate the Internet after being smacked down by Congress and the courts in the three previous attempts.

If the FCC can just given itself new authority based on nothing, what's to stop other government agencies from doing the same? Who needs actual laws when agencies can just grant themselves the authority to do whatever the hell they like?

There is exactly the same amount of legal authority to regulate the Internet, as Obama has to cancel the 2016 presidential election and declare himsel...

Apr 23, 2014, 5:36 PM
"President for Life"


Apr 24, 2014, 11:34 AM
I'm sure lawyers more informed on constitutional law looked at the appeals court ruling and amended the proposal accordingly to make it legal. And this is a win for the consumers. Now instead of slowing traffic to particular sites at peak hours they can not but at they can provide the equivalent of a hov express lane for sites that want to pay for that. I like that better than no regulations and hoping the big corporations do the right thing (because they always do the morally and ethically right thing).

Apr 24, 2014, 2:26 PM
That wireless carriers deliver data over the airways, and thus are under the jurisdiction of the FCC. Their prior proposals were thrown out for overreaching, but not because they had no jurisdiction whatsoever. Your Obama analogy is not only in poor taste, but also completely irrelevant.

Apr 25, 2014, 5:01 PM
Actually its quite relevant. Seeing as how Obummer has decided to not go through congress for goverment action and use executive orders instead. Basically granting himself even more power.

Apr 26, 2014, 12:59 AM
There's a difference between overreaching in an established area of authority and usurping a new authority that isn't yours. The courts found that the FCC was overreaching, not that they usurped some new area of authority. And since T-bone's Obama analogy is one of usurping authority, it is not applicable... no matter how much you may want it to be. But really I thought I made that clear in my last post.

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