September 2, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, FCC, Free Trade, Government, Inernet, Liberals, Net Neutrality, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
The Right Needs to Wake up to Net Neutrality
-By Warner Todd Huston
If you are as worried as I am about the left’s effort to force ever larger amounts of big government onto our lives, then you should be looking into the issue of Net Neutrality. To that end a few times a week I’ll be posting some links and info about Net Neutrality to help you all get your feet wet on this important issue.
I am happy to announce that I am being joined in this effort by the United States Internet Industry Association (USIIA). Dave McClure, President and CEO of the USIIA, will be offering op eds for you to post on your blog or to share with others.
Mr. McClure’s first op ed for your use is titled Internet Regulation Would Take a Toll on Pennsylvania’s Economy and is posted at Anita MonCrief’s new site EmergingCorruption.com. (If you would like a Word Document of this op ed CLICK HERE)
USIIA has some useful articles and studies on the Publications Page of its website that might help you learn a bit more about Net Neutrality.
Americans For Tax Reform’s Net Neutrality Effort
I am not working with Americans for Tax Reform like I am the USIIA, but I personally have signed onto ATRs Net Neutrality regulation coalition letter. You can see ATRs Net Neutrality Policy Brief on the ATR website.
Another great resource for anti-Net Neutrality information can be found at http://StopNetRegulation.org. There you will see some great op eds by Seton Motley that you can blog about.
Seton recently participated in a podcast for the Heartland Institute. You can listen to it HERE.
The Heartland Institute
Speaking of the Heartland Institute, they also have a great resource for Net Neutrality information in their InfoTech pages.
Adam Thierer is one of the sharpest folks working to inform the nation about how bad Net Neutrality is for our nation. One of his best pieces is
The 5-Part Case against Net Neutrality Regulation. He shows that the oppressive regulations that the left-leaning Net Neutrality supporters want will stifle innovation and invention right as the age of the Internet is just lifting off.
Here are a few anti-Net Neutrality organizations and Web Resources that are worth looking in on occasionally:
- The Technology Liberation Front
- The Progress and Freedom Foundation
–Multimedia pages with some great videos and podcasts
- Tech at Night, Neil Stevens of RedState
- Tech Daily Dose, National Journal
- Tech Meme
- The Hill’s Hillicon Valley Blog
- Politico’s Morning Tech Blog
- Scott Cleland’s Precursor Bog
Here are some industry websites that follow Internet regulations:
- Verizon’s Policy Blog
- Broadcasting and Cable’s Tech Page
- AT&T’s Public Policy Page
- Google’s Public Policy Page
We hope that you will post our articles and press releases. We also hope that our emailings will interest you enough to join the fight and write a few blog posts about Net Neutrality.
At stake is no less our freedom to blog not to mention the innovation of a free market.
Feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and do let me know if you are interested in helping to get the free market, conservative narrative on Net Neutrality out to your readers. This issue is vitally important for the freedom and success of our Internet.
“The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.”
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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