The Right To The Internet.
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PLEASE SOME BODY THERE READ THIS. I Purpose a different solution. Instead of calling on Congress to support Net Neutrality we should call upon the courts. There was an article about how 22 MILLION people had signed a petition for this and it was essentially laughed at by the FCC unless someone had a legal challenge to Net Neutrality's repeal. That got me thinking, and I believe that one Exists! I did a little research and found out it is possible for the people of the U.S. to sue the Federal Government for violations of our U.S. constitutional rights. I hereby purpose that the repeal of Net Neutrality regulations is in violation of our 1st, 9th, and 10th Constitutional Rights. I will explain as follows. The 1st amendment to the Constitution states as follows: "Prohibits Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances." I purpose that making the internet "pay to play" will essentially impede our rights to freedom of speech as the internet is the greatest tool for the free exchange of ideas and information ever known to man. I would invoke the 9th amendment to do so. The ninth amendment "Protects rights not enumerated in the Constitution." I propose that the Internet, as a medium of exchange of ideas and information is a right not enumerated in the constitution. It allows us the exercise of our Freedom of Speech, it also allows the Press to freely share their information, It allows us to form large gatherings and protests thereby allowing us our right to peacefully assemble. It is currently allowing me to petition for a government redress of grievances. By removing any of my access to the internet It would hinder my ability to start this petition or do all those things. I purpose that the repeal of Net Neutrality would inhibit not only my access to the Internet but also millions of others.Thereby I purpose that the internet should be considered as a tool and right of our society and access to it granted equally to every citizen. I also believe the FCC has no power to impede this right under the 10th amendment "that the federal government possesses only those powers delegated to it by the states or the people through the Constitution." The federal government has no right to impede our access to the implied rights granted to us through the Internet as stated above. Thereby a repeal of Net Neutrality laws would be in violation of the 10th amendment. I suggest that we as citizens of the United States bring these arguments forward in a court of law to prevent the repeal of Net Neutrality and hereby grant access to the internet as an essential right of every American. That would settle this debate for now but I also purpose that we call on Congress to pass the right to the Internet as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for the reasons stated above. And if that does not work I also purpose that we call on our State Legislators to call a Constitutional Convention to ratify such an amendment. I ask for help from every citizen to sign and share this petition. With enough signatures and the right help we could bring this case before the courts and save our right to the Internet. Ironically, using the internet. Please, I Implore everyone share this and help keep the Internet as a medium of access to our rights for everyone!
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