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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Americans Want Government To Step Away From Their Internet

Put down the cookie and back away slowly!!!!!!!!!

Or to put it another way, note to government- Keep your grubby paws off my Internet.

It seems the majority of Americans, or to phrase it more accurately, the majority of Independents and Conservatives (Which equals the majority of Americans) feel that way, but a plurality of liberals feel differently and think the government should regulate the Internet.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 21% of Likely U.S. Voters want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet as it does radio and television. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed to such regulation, and 25% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)


By a 52% to 27% margin, voters believe that more free market competition is better than more regulation for protecting Internet users. Republicans and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly share this view, but a plurality of Democrats (46%) think more regulation is the better approach.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters believe that the FCC would use its regulatory authority to promote a political agenda. Half that number (28%) disagree and believe the commission would regulate in an unbiased manner. The partisan divide is the same on this question as the others. A plurality of Democrats sees an unbiased regulatory approach, while most Republicans and unaffiliated voters fear a political agenda.

It seems almost every controversial issue has liberals (the 21 percent group) on one side and the majority of Americans on the other side of the issue.

Liberals claim it is because they are "progressive", they arrogantly believe it is because they are smarter, more moral, whatever rhetoric they tell themselves to help them sleep at night because they are scared of the one question they should be asking themselves in the mirror... "could I be wrong?"

Generally speaking, when a liberal answers yes to that question, they become conservatives.. and yes, I speak from experience there.