Statement of American’s for Tax Reform President, Grover Norquist, on the Federal Communications’ Title II utility regulation for the Internet:
While it will take long enough to read the 84 pages of dissent, let alone the more than 300 page rule making from the Federal Communications Commission, it is clear that as Commissioner O’Rielly says, this prophylactic approach is definitely “guilt by imagination.”
As we pour over this document we are sure to find a number of things where the public did not have the opportunity to provide comments. This is not the so called “net neutrality” of 2006 or even of 2014. This is not Title II as passed by Congress for rotary phones. We do not support either of these approaches, and have voiced our opposition in the FCC’s open comment period. However, we have never had the opportunity to comment on the FCC’s new definition of either of these concepts. That in itself is against the law.
Like its handmaidens Obamacare and Dodd-Frank, the true ugliness of this assault on the free-market will only become known as we plunge deeper and deeper into its stormy depths.