Hey, Nerds: Rand Paul Opposes Net Neutrality

Note: “Nerds” is not an insult.

Did you know Rand Paul opposes Net Neutrality? Of course you did.

Get a load of the email blast he wrote for something hypocritically called “Protect Internet Freedom”, which we’re not even sure is a real thing:


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Here’s the text:

Dear Conservative,

Big government can’t seem to keep its hands off of anything.

The latest insult: President Obama and the Federal Communications Commission are going to take over the Internet on February 26th if we don’t do everything we can do to stop them right now.

A plan deceivingly referred to as “Net Neutrality,” involves declaring the Internet a “public utility” and gives the FCC the power to decide what Internet service providers can charge and how they operate. This is not only a direct attack on the free market, but it will also result in an increase in Internet access fees for millions of consumers in America. It’s a massive tax on the middle class, plain and simple.

The details are complicated but here’s the truth: If “Net Neutrality” is passed, for the first time ever, the Internet will be under the rule of an antiquated regulation designed for land line telephones. President Obama wants to take something that’s working just fine, and tie it up in red tape–sound familiar? We’ve seen this movie before–it’s called ObamaCare.

The FCC plans to vote on Feb. 26th on whether or not the government should take their usual heavy handed approach to controlling the Internet or do the right thing and leave it alone.

I need your help to tell President Obama and the FCC: “Don’t mess with the Internet!”

An unregulated Internet has been the single greatest catalyst in history for individual liberty and free markets on the planet. It has created the greatest revolution since Henry Ford invented the Model T.

Let’s get this straight–technology has progressed because it has been driven by a free and open Internet–not because of DC bureaucrats. This latest attempt to regulate the web threatens to interrupt that positive innovation, set the market back, and kill jobs.

A free, flourishing Internet is as important as anything man has ever created. But those freedoms are under assault.

Please, stand with me and help protect Internet freedom by signing this petition today.

These attempts to regulate the Internet are a direct attack on the freedom of information and an innovative market. The government needs to stay out of the way.

Free markets are worth protecting. Please tell your friends, your families, that there’s nothing neutral about net neutrality. We have to stop this aggressive, invasive, and harmful regulation and we need all the help we can get to do it.

Sincerely,

Senator Rand Paul

Crazy, huh?

Comparing the internet to a Model T Ford. All the while advocating for mega corporations like Comcast, on behalf of lobbyists, which want to not only want to control everything but want to charge skyrocketing access fees, limit what you can and cannot see, limit how much you can see and determine whether or not they have any competition.

If you don’t know what Net Neutrality actually is — like Rand Paul — fire up your googler.

Because it’s kind of a big deal.