Stop Internet Surrender petition delivery tomorrow
April 9, 2014
The administration’s plans to surrender Internet oversight is yet another of President Obama’s misguided actions that will further undermine the United States’ power and influence in the world.
According to several experts, this give-away will suppress the free flow of information necessary to today’s global economy, oppress religious expression, and invite extreme censorship in the world’s portal of information.
Liberty Counsel Action strongly contests turning over Internet governance to world communities and leaders who may intend to do us harm!
We are aggressively urging congressional action to ensure that our oversight of the Internet is NOT ceded to the international community.
Tomorrow, we are delivering our Stop President Obama’s Surrender of the Internet petition. The petition will be delivered to several key legislators who are initiating action to stop this irrational plan by the Obama administration.
The Obama administration’s plan to surrender oversight of the Internet will potentially destroy the infrastructure of the modern global economy and interrupt the free flow of data essential to any country or business seeking economic growth.
Julius Genachowski, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, wrote an extremely insightful op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that reveals other dangers to the Obama administration’s plans to relinquish Internet oversight. He points out that the plan would have disastrous consequences for the world’s economy, jobs, and health care.
“The Internet spurred 21% of GDP growth during the past five years in the world’s 13 leading developed nations, according to a 2011 study by the McKinsey Global Institute.
Moreover, the Internet is a boon to small businesses and job creation. The Web helps new businesses start and young businesses expand, enabling them to sell more products and services across all industries… And while it’s caused disruption in some sectors, McKinsey also found that for every job eliminated, the Internet created more than 2.5 new jobs.
The Internet is also driving innovation in health care and education world-wide, saving lives and creating economic opportunity for millions. Innovators in Africa have led the way on mobile health initiatives, such as texting services that send health reminders and tips to pregnant women and young mothers.
Innovators in Asia are using the Internet and technology to expand literacy and basic skills.
A censored Internet will choke these opportunities. A flourishing and free Internet, on the other hand, will expand them.”
There is congressional action being taken to stop this nonsensical plan by the Obama administration, but, as always, it will take a grassroots movement to get our message through to tin-eared politicians.
That’s why, today, I need your name added to our Stop President Obama’s Surrender of the Internet petition. The petition will be delivered to several key legislators who are initiating these congressional actions.
We have scheduled this petition delivery to Capitol Hill on Thursday afternoon, prior to the upcoming congressional break.
Over the Easter recess, we want our legislators thinking about how their own lives would be different if an international body censored their own opportunities provided by access to the Internet. I believe that EVERY member of the House must be put on notice that Americans will not stand aside while the Obama administration once again attempts to surrender American advantages to foreign powers!
God bless you for standing with us.