We have only days left to stop the federal government's shameful plan to take
over the Internet — and I need your help right away.
Please sign American Commitment's new petition to the FCC right away, to make sure they stop this unprecedented takeover of the Internet - before it destroys online free enterprise for good.
On September 15th, the FCC will close the public comment period.
That's only 3 days away — so if we're going to make our voices heard in this fight, and if we're going to change minds in Washington, it has to be done right now.
So please, don't delay — sign this petition right now, and help us show Washington that Americans are listening, and ready to fight for Internet freedom.
Under the FCC's current plan, Washington is planning to put unelected,
unaccountable bureaucrats in control of the Internet — which will mean higher prices, less competition, and increased government regulations.
Worse, the federal government is launching a campaign to turn the Internet into a "public utility" just like the local water and power companies you use today.
"Public Utility" means no competition. There are no other companies to turn to. They are in charge and if you don't pay, be prepared to sit alone, thirsty in the dark.
Just imagine what this would mean to your Internet service.
Government bureaucrats could tie the Internet up in red tape, censor content, decide who can use the Internet, how to use it and when and more. If they succeed, it will:
- End competition between Internet companies to win customers and set pricing.
- Destroy the engine of innovation that has made the Internet what it is today.
- Drive out the very risk-taking entrepreneurs that have invested billions to get us this far. And,
This unprecedented federal takeover strikes to the very heart of Internet freedom — and that's why I need you to add your voice to American Commitment's petition right away.
- Erase your Internet freedoms, upend your right to privacy, censor the content you view on Internet, seize control of e-commerce, keep records of the sites you visit and when, track what you read and for how long and so much more!
Because if the FCC forces your Internet provider to transform itself into a "public utility" get ready for these additional nightmares.
- Public sector unions going on strike for higher wages, fat benefit packages, platinum health care plans and "Golden Parachute" retirement packages - all at your expense.
- "Public Interest Regulation" forcing your favorite websites to give "equal time" to political views you find offensive. And;
- "Nickel and Dime" charges that all monopolies use including fees for service repair, "cost recovery," pay-by-phone penalties and more.
If you think these kinds of costs and abuses are unlikely, please take a good look at your latest phone bill. (Or think back to your phone bill in the bad old monopoly days.)
And what about all those confusing taxes, fees and other charges that you must pay each month - fees and taxes you don't understand but better pay to keep your phone connected?
Now imagine these terms, privacy policies, fees and taxes on your Internet bill — taxes the government will force you to pay once they are running the show.
All this is coming and more if we fail to cut the legs out from under the government's seemingly harmless plan to "reclassify" the Internet as a "Public Utility."
Right now, we're running out of time to win this fight.
In fact, we're just days away from the end of the FCC's "Public Comment" time period — which means that, unless we show them the American people mean business immediately, the fight to keep the Internet free might be lost forever.
This is why I urge in the strongest terms to sign American Commitment's petition to the FCC today. This is the only way to STOP this unbelievable FCC power grab to gain dictatorial control of the Internet.
Like I said, the FCC's public comment period ends just days away on
September 15th — so if we're going to shed light on this un-American scheme
and stop the government's effort to take over the Internet dead in its tracks it
has got to be now.
Please sign American Commitment's petition to keep the Internet free
Thank you for your help and support.
United in Freedom,
Phil Kerpen, President
P.S. Washington's attempted Internet takeover is in full swing — and we're running out of time to stop them.
If we're going to win this fight - and force the federal government to stop the all-out assault on our Internet freedom — I need you to add your voice to our petition to the FCC right away.
So far, this petition has attracted tens of thousands of signers from all across the country — and has earned the scorn of the far-Left, with attack articles in high-profile liberal publications like Vice, Daily Kos, and Raw Story.
But we can't take this fight across the finish line — and keep the Internet free — without your help today.
Please add your name to American Commitment's petition to the FCC immediately.