Ted Cruz Embarrasses Himself By Proving He Doesn’t Understand Net Neutrality

ted-cruzTed Cruz proved once again what an absolute fool he is when he released a statement concerning net neutrality and the FCC.  Net neutrality, of course, is what keeps the Internet 100% open.  It means that every website, regardless of size, is accessible at the exact same speed as every other site.  If you want to stream something on Netflix, or visit your neighborhood pizza shop’s website, both will be accessible on your computer at whatever broadband speed you pay for.

What Internet service providers are trying to do is make it to where they can charge websites premium fees to gain access to these speeds.  And those sites that either can’t, or won’t, pay these premium fees to the Internet providers will then be throttled down to potentially unusable levels.  Basically, it’s the corporate takeover of how we access everything on the Internet.  It’s a massive threat that more Americans need to take far more seriously.

Well, Senator Cruz issued a statement on net neutrality – and subsequently proved that he doesn’t have any idea what it means.

“The FCC’s latest adventure in ‘net neutrality’ would stifle innovation and subject the Internet to nanny-state regulation from Washington.” Cruz wrote in the statement. “Internet freedom has produced robust free speech for billions and a wide-open incubator for entrepreneurs to generate jobs and expand opportunity.”

Cruz continued, “I will be introducing legislation that would remove the claimed authority for the FCC to take such actions, specifically the Commission’s nebulous Sec. 706 authority.”

To put it bluntly, Cruz doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about.  He literally contradicted himself.  It’s clear by his statement that he doesn’t understand that net neutrality is actually a result of regulation from Washington preventing Internet service providers from restricting access to sites that don’t pay premium fees.  Stripping the regulations which prevent Internet service providers from doing this would restrict the “Internet freedom” he says provides such “robust free speech.”

So, in fact, it’s the “nanny-state” he tries to bash that’s protected net neutrality and “Internet freedom” for all these years.

It’s the “free market” that’s actually trying to kill net neutrality. You know, the very same “free market” that people like Ted Cruz claim is so flawless and perfect.

But in his statement, Cruz proved unequivocally that he has absolutely no idea what the heck he’s talking about.  All he did was take an issue going on in this country, add his usual anti-government spin on it, and the result was the Texas senator made an absolute fool of himself.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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