Recently, President Obama’s Federal Communications Commission drafted new “net neutrality” rules that blatantly defy the first amendment and effectively allow Obama to take over the internet.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has been outspoken about his dislike for the new rules, which would impose numerous rules, regulations, fees and fines on the internet as it treats it like other “utilities.”
While Pai’s response to Obama’s internet takeover has earned him the respect and praise of conservatives everywhere, it has also caused the lynch-mob that is the Obama supporters to sharpen their pitchforks and come at him with threats to his life.
“I can tell you it has not been an easy couple of months personally,” Pai lamented, according to Conservative Tribune. “My address has been publicly released. My wife’s name, my kids’ names, my kids’ birthdays, my phone number, all kinds of threats (have come) online.”
Despite the threats, Pai isn’t backing down. He said that he sees this as only the beginning of Obama’s government taking over the internet.
“It is conceivable to me to see the government saying, ‘We think the Drudge Reportis having a disproportionate effect on our political discourse. He doesn’t have to file anything with the FEC. The FCC doesn’t have the ability to regulate anything he says, and we want to start tamping down on websites like that,’” he commented.
In the past, the FCC has been stopped from similar power grabs to this one by courts. However, this latest move by Obama is by far the most broad of all these moves. If these regulations are upheld, the internet we know and love will be gone forever, and Obama will take control of yet another aspect of our lives.