As you may know, as of tomorrow (October 1st), Obama had planned to give the internet over to the United Nations. They had big plans in mind for us! No more freedom of speech! One more notch in the Obama bedpost for destroying the U.S. from the inside out! However, according to Politico, it looks as if a few Attorney Generals have other ideas…
On Wednesday, a lawsuit was filed in a Texas court against Obama by four Attorney Generals- Arizona, Oklahoma, Nevada and Texas, in which they contend that giving away our internet would be an infringement on our constitution. In their lawsuit, the attorneys general contend that the transition, lacking congressional approval, amounts to an illegal giveaway of U.S. government property. They also express fear that the proposed new steward of the system- a nonprofit known as ICANN, would be so unchecked that it could “effectively enable or prohibit speech on the internet”.
The “Plaintiff States” are seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA); the United States of America; the United States Department of Commerce; the Secretary of Commerce; and the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information.
“Trusting authoritarian regimes to ensure the continued freedom of the internet is lunacy,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Texas Attorney General went on to say, “The president does not have the authority to simply give away America’s pioneering role in ensuring that the internet remains a place where free expression can flourish.”
ICANN has always been overseen by the U.S. Commerce Department but the federal government’s contract with ICANN is set to expire on September 30th, says Breitbart. The Obama Administration, Paxton says, “announced it plans to let ICANN become fully independent. As a result, authoritarian regimes like Russia, China, and Iran will now have the ability to interfere with what should be a free and open internet.”
The Arizona AG said that there are real concerns as it relates to the First Amendment. He noted that other countries may resent our nation’s constitutional liberties and added, “I am very concerned that they will no longer be guaranteed.”
Senate lawmakers, fearing a shutdown, ultimately opted against blocking the internet governance transition as part of a budget deal brokered on Wednesday. The House, hours later, followed suit. House Republicans, however, have not yet decided whether they intend to launch a legal action of their own against the Obama administration over the internet issue.
More to come as we are made aware of it! Please check back often, or update us if you hear anything!
See entire complaint HERE