In what many argue is yet another horrendous and unconstitutional act by Pres. Obama, the President is bypassing Congress as he surrenders control of the Internet to global elites.
According to The Project For Internet Freedom:
“How do you give away Internet freedom? President Obama is attempting to do it in one swift move.
President Obama has announced that he plans to move forward with relinquishing the U.S. government’s oversight over vital pieces of the Internet’s core infrastructure to the “global stakeholder community.” What is being referred to as the IANA transfer will surrender the domain name system (DNS) and root zone files to the organization ICANN and with it, America’s special role in promoting and protecting the greatest tool for individual freedom in human history would come to an end.
And he wants to do it without constitutionally required Congressional consent.
On September 22nd, leading members of the House and Senate Judiciary committees, Senators Cruz and Grassley and Representatives Issa and Goodlatte, sent a letter to the GAO raising the point that under Article IV, Section 3 of the Constitution, a President cannot forfeit public property without the consent of the legislative branch.”
The article notes the special role America plays in maintaining the freedom of the internet.
“These important documents that have allowed the Internet to function properly have been moderated, updated, and protected by U.S. supervision, under contract. While the Internet itself may be intangible, the deliverables described and agreed to in the agreements between the United States government and the private moderators are not. They are government property, owned by every American citizen. The Internet is not tribute that can be given away at the whim of President Obama.
While it is nice to acknowledge that the Internet belongs to everyone, it is important to also recognize that the special relationship America has with the Internet does matter. Securing the future of the Internet is vital to ensuring the Internet can be freely accessed by the world. The future of the Internet cannot be so carelessly trusted to the hands of an international corporation without an obligation to uphold freedom of speech.
Under U.S. government supervision, the buck stops here. Without those protections, the future of the web is determined by a board with zero transparency, and subject to the influence of regimes with disastrous plans that threaten freedom everywhere.”