Paxton Sues to Protect the Internet

“Trusting authoritarian regimes to ensure the continued freedom of the internet is lunacy,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The president does not have the authority to simply give away America’s pioneering role in ensuring that the internet remains a place where free expression can flourish.”

Paxton Sues to Protect the Internet

We Say: Controlling the internet is more than having control over our Facebook and Twitter accounts; it is more than controlling messages like this that keep you informed. The internet has the potential to become the most all encompassing weapon of mass destruction ever conceived by man. Stories of cars being hacked are commonplace, but consider that our power grids are connected. Your refrigerator, your A/C system, your coffee-maker, your TV and your microwave. This is called the Internet of Things. But wait, there is more. Just about anything manufactured can become a part of the IoT. (Internet of Things) The controls of the next aircraft you fly on, even it’s jet engine, commuter trains, traffic control in every major city. Equipment used in every industry…the drill bit on the drilling rig. “The analyst firm Gartner says that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices…” (Forbes, The Internet of things

If Obama were giving away control of our nuclear arsenal, we would be lighting the torches and hunting up the pitchforks. But giving away control of the internet could exceed  nuclear destructive power by orders of magnitude. Obama is giving it away…this week, today or tomorrow.

[Sorry for the late publishing of this important story. As you read this, the deed is done!]

The U.S. government no longer controls the internet


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In less than 24 hours, the Obama Administration is set to turn control of the Internet over to an international committee composed of countries with the worst records in attacking political speech and human rights.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

On Wednesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, joined by three other state attorneys general, filed a lawsuit to halt the Obama administration’s plan to give away oversight over the Internet to an international organization that lists several authoritarian regimes as advisors to its board.

Since its founding, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been overseen by the U.S. Commerce Department, but that arrangement is set to expire on September 30. Upon its expiration, the Obama Administration has announced that it plans to let ICANN become fully independent—a move that would open up the possibility of authoritarian regimes like Russia, China, and Iran interfering with what has been a free and open internet.

Sen. Ted Cruz began the movement to stop the Obama administration from surrendering control of the Internet. Last week, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lent his support to the measure and now even more are highlighting the fight.

In his lawsuit, Paxton argues that the Obama administration’s decision violates the Constitution’s by surrendering government property without congressional authorization and could chill citizens’ right to free speech.

“Trusting authoritarian regimes to ensure the continued freedom of the internet is lunacy,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The president does not have the authority to simply give away America’s pioneering role in ensuring that the internet remains a place where free expression can flourish.”

Since taking office last year, Paxton has sued the Obama administration more than a dozen times to fight back against the EPA, transgender bathroom requirements, Obamacare, and other issues infringing on state sovereignty and individual liberties.


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One Response to "Paxton Sues to Protect the Internet"

  1. Bobbie Mueller  October 4, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Im sorry, but Obama should be impeached.

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