Stop the federal Internet takeover

Dear Patriot,

The federal government has hatched a plan to take over the Internet! Using the broad powers of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Washington is planning to put unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in control of the Internet–which will mean higher prices, less competition, and increased government regulations. To help me stop them from achieving their goal: Please sign American Commitment’s new petition to the FCC right away, to make sure they stop this unprecedented takeover of the Internet – before it destroys online free enterprise for good. Plus, if you sign today, we’ll also send duplicate copies to your U.S. Representative and your Senators – just so they know that their constituents are listening, and ready to fight for Internet freedom.

Right now, the federal government has launched a campaign to turn the Internet into a “public utility” just like the local water and power companies you use today. “Public Utility” means no competition. There are no other companies to turn to. They are in charge and if you don’t pay, be prepared to sit alone, thirsty in the dark. Just imagine what this would mean to your Internet service. Government bureaucrats could tie the Internet up in red tape, censor content, decide who can use the Internet, how to use it and when and more. If they succeed, it will:

  • End competition between Internet companies to win customers and set pricing.
  • Destroy the engine of innovation that has made the Internet what it is today.
  • Drive out the very risk-taking entrepreneurs that have invested billions to get us this far. And,
  • Erase your Internet freedoms, upend your right to privacy, censor the content you view on Internet, seize control of e-commerce, keep records of the sites you visit and when, track what you read and for how long and so much more!

That’s not all. If the FCC forces your Internet provider to transform itself into a “public utility” get ready for these additional nightmares.

  • Public sector unions going on strike for higher wages, fat benefit packages, platinum health care plans and “Golden Parachute” retirement packages – all at your expense.
  • “Public Interest Regulation” forcing your favorite websites to give “equal time” to liberal views you find offensive. And;
  • “Nickel and Dime” charges that all monopolies use including fees for service repair, “cost recovery,” pay-by-phone penalties and more.

If you think these kinds of costs and abuses are unlikely, please take a good look at your latest phone bill. (Or think back to your phone bill in the bad old monopoly days.) Did you read the “Terms and Conditions” on your bill?

What about your phone company’s “Privacy Policy”? And what about all those confusing taxes, fees and other charges that you must pay each month – fees and taxes you don’t understand but better pay to keep your phone connected? Now imagine these terms, privacy policies, fees and taxes on your Internet bill – taxes the government will force youto pay once they are running the show. All this is coming and more if we fail to cut the legs out from under the government’s seemingly harmless plan to “reclassify” the Internet as a “Public Utility.” This is why I urge in the strongest terms to sign American Commitment’s petition to the FCC today. This is the only way to STOP this unbelievable FCC power grab to gain dictatorial control of the Internet.

With your signature, you will be joining American Commitment’s pro-freedom army of liberty activists to shed light on this un-American scheme and stop the government’s effort to take over the Internet dead in its tracks. Our battle cry in this struggle – our motto – is to “Stop Internet Regulation.” And I need you on our team, if we’re going to keep the Internet free. Thank you for signing our American Commitment petition to the FCC immediately after you finish reading this message because we cannot win this historic battle against our government any other way. United in Freedom, Phil Kerpen, President American Commitment

American Commitment 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #190-406 | Washington, D.C. 20004 Office: (202) 656-2193
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