Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 10:21:18 am
The dynamic duo of Ron and Rand Paul have announced a new crusade -- keeping the Internet free of government interference and solidly in the hands of the wise, loving corporations who always choose the right path: The Pauls' New Crusade: 'Internet Freedom'.
Kentucky senator Rand and his father Ron Paul, who has not yet formally conceded the Republican presidential nomination, will throw their weight behind a new online manifesto set to be released today by the Paul-founded Campaign for Liberty. The new push, Paul aides say, will in some ways displace what has been their movement's long-running top priority, shutting down the Federal Reserve Bank. The move is an attempt to stake a libertarian claim to a central public issue of the next decade, and to move from the esoteric terrain of high finance to the everyday world of cable modems and Facebook.
The manifesto, obtained yesterday by BuzzFeed, is titled "The Technology Revolution" and lays out an argument — in doomsday tones —for keeping the government entirely out of regulating anything online, and for leaving the private sector to shape the new online space.
Sure, let the big cable companies and ISPs do what they want! What could possibly go wrong? Free market uber alles!