The Open Internet & Innovation

Government control or free market

History teaches that democrocies eventually devolve into centrally planned and controlled that die under their own disfunction. The concept that the founders understood was to distribute power as close to the people and regulate as little as possible. Leave to the free market (individual liberty) as much as you can, if necessary regulate at the local level, if and if necessary at the state level and as a last resort at the Federal level. Following is a partial recap of what has happened at the federal level over the past 200 years:(how good a track record does the Federal govt have?)

--The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775.

--Social Securitywas established in 1935.

--Fannie Mae was established in 1938. ( major contributor to the policies in our current recession)

War on Poverty started in 1964. $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.

Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965.

Freddie Mac was established in 1970. (contributed to housing bubble)

The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before.

-We are about to violate the constitution and require people to buy medical care whether they want to or not. (a form of tyranny)


Pther than defense the Federal government does not have a great track record. And it scares me to think of them adding to their list of mismanagement the internet? Why would we do this?



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Idea No. 260