Jimmy Carter’s signature achievement was throwing away strategically vital control of the Panama Canal, which America built. Chairman Zero can match that easily — by throwing away the Internet:
Without the ingenuity of America’s brightest minds and the investment of U.S. taxpayer dollars, there would be no Internet, as we now know it today.
Now, the Obama administration has moved quietly to cede control of the Web from the United States to foreign powers.
… In an effort to show the world how inclusive, sharing, cooperative, and international America can be, the Obama administration set off on a plan to surrender control and key management of the Internet by the U.S. Department of Commerce and its agents.
The key to the control America has over the Internet is through the management of the Domain Name System (DNS) and the giant servers that service the Internet.
Domain names are managed through an entity named IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. The IANA, which operates on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is responsible for the global coordination of the DNS, IP addressing, and other Internet protocol resources.
In short, without an IP Address or other essential Internet protocols, a person or entity would not have access to the Internet.
…within months of Obama’s taking office, his administration, through the Department of Commerce, agreed to relinquish some control over IANA and [its] governance. The Obama administration has agreed to give greater representation to foreign companies and countries on IANA.
This amounts to one small step for internationalism and one giant leap for surrendering America’s control over an invention we have every right and responsibility to control and manage.
Those who want to tear down America would rather give control of the Internet to the hostile United Nations, which has been pushing phony data down the world’s throat via the corrupt IPCC to advance the global warming power grab and would make it a crime to say anything Muslims don’t like. To get an idea of whether our UN “partners” would share our commitment to freedom of expression over the Internet, refer to China’s recent battle with Google.
For now, Obama and his foreign allies can’t do much about it if we go online to criticize Islamic terrorists or observe that global warming is a hoax. Enjoy this state of affairs while you can.
On a tip from baldeagle390. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.