ROBOT CONSERVATIVES….After picking up my jaw upon learning that James Sensenbrenner is actually cosponsoring a good piece of legislation, it dropped back to the floor upon learning how the wingnuts are fighting it. The subject is net neutrality:
Opponents of Net Neutrality are now claiming that children won?t be protected online if we pass Net Neutrality legislation. How do we know this? From a May 16 letter circulated to the Senate by Sens. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., a member of the Commerce Committee, and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., a former member of the Committee.
In their letter, the senators write that ?opposing the heavy hand of regulation that network neutrality represents is critical if we are to maintain the Internet as an open, evolving, and market-based tool, and to protect children and familites from the negative aspects of Internet content that exist today.?
….And the capper: ?It also threatens to deprive parents of new technologies they may use to protect their families from online harm.?
Read the whole thing to see just how laughable the whole argument is. It’s almost like these guys are robots with defective programming that forces them to respond to every issue, no matter how remote, with a thundering denunciation of gay marriage, kiddie porn, or higher taxes. Mockery is our only option.