Fascists Patrolling The Internet; Cass Sunstein and Jay Rockefeller

Cass Sunstein

I was wrong; Today’s AYFKM? Award goes to Cass Sunstein for wanting to not only interfere with Free Speech, but regulate Free Will.

From World Net Daily:

U.S. regulatory czar nominee wants Net ‘Fairness Doctrine’

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama’s nominee for “regulatory czar” has advocated a “Fairness Doctrine” for the Internet that would require opposing opinions be linked and also has suggested angry e-mails should be prevented from being sent by technology that would require a 24-hour cooling off period.

The revelations about Cass Sunstein, Obama’s friend from the University of Chicago Law School and nominee to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, come in a new book by Brad O’Leary, “Shut Up, America! The End of Free Speech.” OIRA will oversee regulation throughout the U.S. government.

Sunstein also has argued in his prolific literary works that the Internet is anti-democratic because of the way users can filter out information of their own choosing.

“A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government,” he wrote. “Democratic efforts to reduce the resulting problems ought not be rejected in freedom’s name.” (Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me?)

Sunstein first proposed the notion of imposing mandatory “electronic sidewalks” for the Net. These “sidewalks” would display links to opposing viewpoints. Adam Thierer, senior fellow and director of the Center for Digital Media Freedom at the Progress and Freedom Center, has characterized the proposal as “The Fairness Doctrine for the Internet.”

Bambi’s take on Sunstein?

“As one of America’s leading constitutional scholars, Cass Sunstein has distinguished himself in a range of fields, including administrative law and policy, environmental law, and behavioral economics,” said Obama at his nomination of his regulatory czar. “He is uniquely qualified to lead my administration’s regulatory reform agenda at this crucial stage in our history. Cass is not only a valued adviser, he is a dear friend and I am proud to have him on my team.”

O’Leary disagrees.

“It’s hard to imagine President Obama nominating a more dangerous candidate for regulatory czar than Cass Sunstein,” he says. “Not only is Sunstein an animal-rights radical, but he also seems to have a serious problem with our First Amendment rights. Sunstein has advocated everything from regulating the content of personal e-mail communications, to forcing nonprofit groups to publish information on their websites that is counter to their beliefs and mission. Of course, none of this should be surprising from a man who has said that ‘limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government.’ If it were up to Obama and Sunstein, everything we read online – right down to our personal e-mail communications – would have to be inspected and approved by the federal government.”

Make sure you do a fly-by on WND and read about the “Civility Check” idea about holding angry emails, and don’t forget about Jay Rockefeller’s S773 and S778 which are both currently in committee.

By Logistics Monster


  • Mary Ellen -

    Geez Louise! Does Obama have any friends who are NOT radical activists or people who want to strip us of our Constitutional rights of freedom of speech? WTH????

    Thanks for this post, I hadn’t heard of this guy. Which is why I come to this blog…always something new and informative. 🙂

  • Diamond – You are not wrong, the AYFKM award could be given on the hour and you could still have some who were not recognized. Too many to chose from.

  • theadmiral -

    This is not going to end well. Every day it’s something that’s the complete antithesis of this country’s founding principles. And with 1.5B (yep, that B for billion)rounds of ammo sold since the first of the year, one has to wonder at what point will bullets start flying and blood spilling?

  • Leaping Spark -

    Diamond, did you get my email about the demonstations in London? One of the Muslims is holding a sign that states “Islam will dominate the world” Americans need to wake up Obama, is the chosen one of the Muslim world, I listened to a rant by a Muslim yesterday, who basically said “you Americans are fools we came to America and moved into your neighborhoods, pretended to be your friends, and have now taken over your banks, your schools, and have a Muslim in the Whitehouse. What we are seeing in America right now is a shift to a combination of Islam and Communism. Anyone who has been exposed to Communism or has read the Quran should be well aware of the crisis we are facing in America. I wish it was as simple as having an idiot in the Whitehouse. but it really isn’t. We face the loss of all of our freedoms, our religeous identity, and the loss of the greatest country on the face of the earth.

    Inshallah Allah, Comrades

  • Letty Bromenschenkel -

    THE July 4th REVOLUTION will be HUGE !

    When this gets out folks will come out from under the rocks and it is OUR JOB to broadcast this on every venue and forum we can: then start the 10 emails to 10 folks and refer them back to this site:

    SO FIRE UP the phones, emails, and POST everywhere, This should be the breaking point for everyone!

    2 THINGS that will bring out the PITCHFORKS!

    DO NOT MESS with their internet freedoms
    DO NOT take away their ipods and cell phones

    Those 2 events will cause a serious revolution!

  • no-nonsence-nancy -

    I don’t even know how to respond. I am so worried for my grandchildren and those who saw what BO was frim the beginning. It is essential that we get him out of office soon!

  • No one better try and infringe on my rights to wax poetic about poo poos, wee wees, and woo woos or there will be hell to pay.

  • You know, I was going to do a post on this guy a while back, but got side-tracked. That’s okay, you do it so much better than I could.

    I think I might be getting a little loopy, because I had to stop reading the post & laugh my ass off at the hypocrisy of these people.

    Diamond, thanks for the email the other day. Good to hear from you! I’ve been in 13 year old OCD hell lately, & not able to keep up with things as well as I would like.

    Shtuey, thanks. You’re always good for a smile!

    God bless America!

  • Okay Kids…I am fried. You may or may not see a post from me tomorrow…still working on the Dame’s site.

    Love ya all! Thanks for comment.!

  • Diamond,
    Maybe you should have a site of WANTED posters of all the criminals of D.C. with their pictures on it, and a list of their crimes..kind of like what they have in the post offices, so everyone will know who the bad guys are!

  • This sickens me. If I don’t want to post a personal attack on me because the person’s opinion is different than mine, then I am not going to do it. Fairness Act on the Internet. Invasion into my personal e-mails.

    Are they going to make the nazis on the left be fair? Do I have to remind this asshat that it was HuffPo and others who attacked the Tea Party participants, even going so far as perpetuating rumors that the Tea Parties weren’t grassroots. HuffPo and others permitted personal attcks on some many during the elections it wasn’t funny.

    If Sunstein gets his way the only ones required to use the Fair Act will be the true Patriots on their blogs and e-mails. The left will be allowed to attack Patriots without having to answer to anyone! Mark my words. Some frigging Constitutional expert! UGH!

  • What some people can’t wrap their brains around is that many people who oppose This Authoritarian are not Glenn Beck followers , not Fox watchers and just say don’t touch it , really , don’t pick at it , don’t play with it , just Don’t Touch our Freedoms on the internet .
    To me it tells a lot that Obama would count this authoritarian as qualified to work in his government and no I don’t like Obama either , We’ll most people don’t know Obama worked for Business International accused of being a front for the CIA .
    On top of signing executive order to continue kidnappings AKA ” Renditions ” , wanting program to train Boy Scouts to fight terrorism , his civilian defense force , which Rahm is on record it should be mandatory , makes it all a lot worst than no change at all , he continuing and expanding government control and manipulation of society .

    Let’s face it , the elites are Freaked Out over losing control of their messages , because of the diverse options of info and some how people who don’t believe in the Gov. 9/11 conspiracy and ask serious questions about the contradictions , omitted facts are a ” threat ” .

    Only when you have something to hide .

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