#President Obama is not satisfied with going down in history with just the destruction of the health insurance of many hard-working Americans along with the 17% of the country's GDP. The #internet is next along with 5.5% of GDP that the internet economy contributes when they turnover control to ICANN on the first of October.
The Attorneys General of four states have filed a lawsuit to stop the President from doing so. Texas, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Arizona joined together to stop the transition from taking place. The argument they offered was that handing over control would endanger the freedom of speech of the internet as a whole if control ended up in the hands of a country that restricts free speech to its citizens.
Would this put us at risk?
The security of the United States itself is also at risk being that every part of the government including the military uses the internet to communicate. Unless a judge temporarily stops the transfer, the internet as we know it may change in the not too distant future. The large internet companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and 2 others support the transfer, but they are global companies.
Much like the Affordable Health Care Act where insurance companies instead of Doctors had input about coverage when the discussion should have been about care what Google or Facebook support should not matter. If it is not broke, don’t fix it has never been more true than in this case. Proponents argue that it is not our place to police the internet, but maybe keeping it free of foreign regime control is.
Obama again puts the world first
Once again Obama is putting the world ahead of the security of the United States, as he has done with un-vetted immigration of Syrian refugees. Hillary Clinton will continue the failed policies of the Obama administration if she wins the White House in November, and we have all watched how well she understands the internet, or at least the deleting part.
The focus of the lawsuit filed by the four states is the Constitution of the United States prohibits the handing over of government property without consent of Congress. That however has not deterred President Obama from signing a deal with Iran without congressional approval, and I would expect the same thing to happen here if a judge does not at least temporarily delay the transfer.