The 108th Congress should:
- avoid the temptation to play nanny with Americans' internet
- avoid the temptation to steal through internet taxation
The Internet must be used in a context of self-government, not
The Internet is one of the most remarkable opportunities for
education and social advancement in all of human history. The
ability to exchange and acquire information is unparalleled. The
possibilities for commerce and world trade are as yet untapped.
But with the power comes the potential for abuse. Degrading,
spiritually-traumatizing pornography is abundant on the Internet.
Instead of seeing the opportunities for bettering mankind,
politicians see an opportunity to levy more taxes and increase
their power. A window into the world around us, the Internet is
also an unlocked door ready to be opened by those who would pry
into our private lives.
The answer, as always, is "Liberty
of Electronic Speech