Yes, the same thing that you’ve seen RT’d all over Twitter in addition to funny text posts all over other social medias.
What is net neutrality you might ask?
Good question. Net Neutrality means that the internet is a buy one get all type of set up. You pay Comcast (for example) $65/mo and you can go to Facebook, E-Trade, my blog, game online, watch porn, do a research project, whatever you want.
If Net Neutrality is reversed then the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) (like Comcast) to control the speed and/or accessibility of any websites they choose. You like social media? Pay for just social media. But wait, what if you wanna buy something on Amazon, or look up something on Google? Nope. You only paid for social media.
THIS IS A SERIOUS ATTACK ON FIRST AMENDMENT FREEDOMS!!!
In today’s time, the internet is an important tool for the spread of information across any boundaries allowing people to reach out from oppressing governments in China or read that news article that upsets whatever joke of a political party. Online classes. Netflix.
So then the next big question; how is this even an issue? I mean, who is honestly pushing for that?
Another good question. Nobody. Well, I’m sure the ISPs are. And I’m sure that there’s an uninformed or misinformed group out there. But it’s not a partisan issue.
This is a great example of how Americas leaders have failed to actually be a representation of the people that elected them. This is lazy and greedy politics at its best.
Ah, another alarming thing. THIS HAS ALREADY PASSED THE SENATE. That means that if it passes the house, it becomes law. The house votes on December 14th. Yes, Thursday. This Thursday.
Actually before going on, call your representative right now.
Here is the website: https://whoismyrepresentative.com/
It’s going to be the one that’s under representative, not Senator, we’ll come back to them.
Good, by now you should know who your representatives are and should have called to tell them to vote in favor of saving net neutrality.
Now for the really important thing.
We need to make our congresspeople actually represent us.
Go look at this website: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes
It’s a list of everything that Congress has voted on and who voted for or against it.
Now the next step is a little more difficult. Find out when they’re running for reelection and VOTE THEM OUT. The Senate passed the Net Neutrality bill, which means that at least your senator needs to go. I’m sure your house representative needs to go as well. Most of them have been in office WAY too long and they have gotten used to Americans not paying attention to what they’re doing.
And before you ask, no, do not vote along party lines. If your party isn’t running anybody else because so and so has been in office for X years undefeated then VOTE FOR THE OTHER PARTY or better yet, VOTE THIRD PARTY. Political parties are out of control and they’re going to ruin our country by people just blindly following them (looking at you Alabama).
Look at the other persons record as well, maybe they’re shitty too. And if so, a write-in never hurt anybody. But hey, don’t forget, you can (and should) run too.
Courage. Common Sense. Country.