Verizon Challenges FCC's Net Neutrality Push
Does anyone here realize....
I hear a lot of people talk about Constitutional this and that. These ISPs and cable operators build there networks with the help of tax payer money. Verizon stopped building out there FiOS network not because they are low on cash but because they are waiting on the next round of government subsidies for ISP's to build out there networks.
So, if my tax dollars are being spent to help these institutions build there infrastructure so provide me for profit services then these institutions either need to accept FCC control or payback these subsidies in there entirety from 1990 to 2011.
I am not excepting the 5th amendment argument because the 5th amendment says nowhere the word business or Corporation. The Legal definition of person is ambigious and was decided upon after over 200 court cases by corporations after the civil war. It took over 200 court cases until the corporations found a judge that excepted the idea of a non-living institution had the same rights as a person. So legally a corporation is a person under a law that can still be challenged.
As for first amendment rights. A corporation is not covered unless its a News Agency as the word "person" is not used in the amendment. It only uses the words People and Press. Verizon is neither people nor is it the Press.
Its interesting hearing people argue about what is constitutional when it comes to regulating Corporations. Its as if corporations are some form of higher stationed being that is supposed to enjoy more rights then living people.