Monday, May 4, 2009
Obama, don't do it!
Now here is a truly bad idea. The EU is pressuring Obama to surrender control over the Internet to some as yet to be organized international organization that will make the decisions. The U.S. invented the Internet and so far hasn't done a half bad job of keeping it running and organized. I see no compelling reason to surrender control and a good one for not. Increasingly, international organizations, at the state level, are proving to be ineffective in achieving common goals, simply because the world no longer has common goals. We have seen this in the United Nations (a misnomer in the 21st century). No country has shown more dedication to freedom of expression than the United States. Once other countries get their hands on the levers you will begin to see censorship raising its ugly head.