(WebhHost Blog) I am getting tired of all the crying over the court decision that said the FCC doesn’t have the authority to enforce net neutrality. Gee golly, I didn’t see this coming a mile away.
Heck think about this for one second. Congress couldn’t pass net neutrality through so the FCC figures what the hell let’s give it a shot. Does anyone see the fact that this was designed to circumvent actual elected officials and disenfranchise the citizens of the US (regardless if it is a good idea or not). The fact that what they did was unconstitutional should not come as a surprise. The FCC does not have legislative powers. They cannot create laws cause they feel like it. Nor can they enforce rules that they themselves come up with. The authority they have comes from what Congress gives them not from what they decide to give themselves. I am sure in hindsight people will breathe a sigh of relief.
I am also tired of hearing people say this is a setback. This whole thing was never a step forward for net neutrality so its failure is not a step back. If you want net neutrality petition Congress. Until that time however do what is your right to do, SUE! This isn’t a case of McDonalds making hot coffee and oops I dropped it on my lap cause I have the muscular control of an addled toddler (probably from eating too much fast food in the first place). No, instead it is the precise reason why litigation was created.
If your ISP is throttling your connection, or banning you from use either do what Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. did and boycott or instead file a class action lawsuit. We have ways for punishing moronic companies already in place. Both require you to act.
Now if you would rather sit around and cry about how some big bad company is screwing you over, by all means do so. If you do not wish to act and use the thousands of laws already in place to empower you over businesses, then by all means do so. But don’t expect me to listen or care.