Call your congressmen and senators to demand that Congress STOP OBAMA from turning over control of the Internet on October 1– to the United Nations.
Demand that Congress vote on The Protecting Internet Freedom Act sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Sean Duffy.
By not complying with a congressionally mandated contract, Obama is not only breaking the law, but is also ensuring that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will fall under control of the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Obama has denied that the U.N. will have authority over ICANN, but the Wall Street Journal’s L. Gordon Crovitz points out that ICANN, in order to keep its antitrust exemption, will need to be overseen by a state agency, which in essence means, the United Nations.
“It’s shocking the administration admits it has no plan for how Icann retains its antitrust exemption. The reason Icann can operate the entire World Wide Web root zone is that it has the status of a legal monopolist, stemming from its contract with the Commerce Department that makes Icann an “instrumentality” of government.
Without the U.S. contract, Icann would seek to be overseen by another governmental group so as to keep its antitrust exemption. Authoritarian regimes have already proposed Icann become part of the U.N. to make it easier for them to censor the internet globally. So much for the Obama pledge that the U.S. would never be replaced by a “government-led or an inter-governmental organization solution.”
Obama and the Commerce Department do not have the authority to “turn over control of the Internet to ICANN.” It’s against federal law.
By turning over the very system the U.S. government created, it ends the U.S. government’s “historic role as a guarantor of Internet governance.”
Presidential candidate Donald Trump opposes the transfer.
And a high level cyber security officer argues that transferring control of the Internet could jeopardize the U.S. presidential election.
Not to mention the fact that information on the Internet would be censored by tyrants and communists who don’t care about the First Amendment and don’t believe in freedom of speech.
Article posted with permission from Bethany Blankley.
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