September 23, 2016
Help Stop the Surrender of the Internet – McConnell Not Concerned!
The late Phyllis Schlafly wrote in April 2014, ” The U.S. created the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and has kept control over the technical procedures that allow computers around the world to connect to Web addresses. ICANN has managed the Internet’s Domain Name System since 1998, ensuring that the Internet runs efficiently without political pressure from any country.
Now the Obama Commerce Department wants to give ICANN away and even invite Communist China and Russia to help us police the Internet. That’s like telling the fox to guard the chicken coop because those countries don’t believe in free speech and don’t even allow their own people to have free access to the Internet.”
“Congress has for several years now prohibited the administration from using any funds to ‘relinquish control of the internet’ and yet in typical lawless fashion, the Department of Commerce has been racing to relinquish control by Sept. 30,” Cruz said on the Senate floor on September 8th.
Senator John Thune (R-SD), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said another delay of President Obama’s plan could be imposed through financial restrictions contained in the forthcoming continuing resolution.
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