Media Reformer: “We Have to Take Away Certain People’s Rights to Build a Society”

by Mike Wendy on June 1, 2017

This clip was shot at an FCC rally for Net Neutrality on May 18th.  It tells you all you need to know about the anti-free speech Left and its “media reform” agenda, which it hopes can be realized on the Internet via Title II Net Neutrality.


Me: I think we all agree on the goal.

Activist: What’s the goal?

Me: We want all Americans to be wired and have access. So how do you go about that?

Activist: That’s only part of the goal…You don’t want to sell, throw the baby out with the bathwater. You want all Americans to have access to an open and free Internet that is fair, that allows for everybody to get access.

Me: There you go…but that’s all the wiggle words.

Activist: We need strong neutrality guidelines. We need a very straightforward, this is how we make sure that every bit is created equal. And we don’t let ISPs make private deals – yes, contracts with websites – because that hurts the little guy who doesn’t have the money to buy his way into the market.

Me: The little guy wants that.

Activist: He doesn’t need to buy his way into the market now…

Me: The little guy wants that. I’m the little guy. I want it.

Activist: Why…

Me: I want it. Why would you want to ban me from doing the way I want to do my business? Why?

Activist: Because it breaks down the market for everyone. These are the rules we are fighting for, the fundamental rules that prevent them from becoming monopolistic. I’m aware that your rights are being infringed. But so is the right of monopolies to be monopolies.

Me: We have rules to deal with that…

Activist: We have to take away certain people’s rights to build a society. But they have to be limited, and we have to understand why. (Emphasis added)

“We have to take away certain people’s rights to build a society.”

This activist is not alone; the same statement could have been cried aloud by anyone at that rally that day.

The Left needs to abolish one’s liberty of contract, property, association and speech rights…

…in order to build a society.

It’s never limited.  It never ends, the overreach to correct the “unfairness” and the “un-level-playingfield-ness” the Left sees in everything.


Like at the EPA. Or, Obamacare. Or, the IRS.

Or, in the colleges of late, banning “controversial” speakers like Anne Coulter. Or, with Obama’s FEC Commissioners, seeking to regulate such sites as Drudge for its “political speech.” Or, Justice Steve Breyer, who in a recent Supreme Court dissent exclaimed:

“The First Amendment advances not only the individual’s right to engage in political speech, but also the public’s interest in preserving a democratic order in which collective speech matters.” (Emphasis added)

The collective. Over the Constitution. Over the Individual.

What a brand those “progressives” have.

Like mob rule: “When we want your opinion, we’ll give it to you.”

This is yet another reason to ensure that the FCC repeals Obama’s Title II Net Neutrality Order.  With the rise of the Internet as being the predominant communication medium in our world, that Order was designed as an essential tool to “take away certain people’s rights” – especially if you’re conservative – in order to build a “fair society.”

It’s time to take back our liberty.

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