The First Article of the Bill of Rights, often referred to as the "First Amendment," grants three freedoms to the People of the United States. The first freedom is freedom from government intrusion into the People's exercise of their religions, the second is freedom from government suppression of speech and the press, and the third is freedom from government curtailment of the People's "bitching" rights.
The first freedom has already been compromised by government edicts against praying in school and at football games, graduations, or other public events. (These restrictions affect only Christians, incidentally – Muslims are encouraged to shut down traffic in mid-town Manhattan so they can pray in the street.)
The second freedom has been partially compromised by Nixon's invention of the "White House Press Corps," a mechanism for saturating the press with government propaganda for promulgation to the masses. And now, the Muslim-Fascist in the White House is attempting to complete the subversion of the second right by declaring the internet a "public utility," thus subjecting it to government censorship.
When James Madison penned the words of the First Article of the Bill of Rights in 1789, he could not possibly have conceived of an internet – an open and instantaneously accessible forum of opinion and information with an entry port on every desk in the world. But the technological innovations that made the internet possible do not obviate the words "Congress shall make no law ... abridging freedom of speech or of the press ..." – any more than the invention of multiple-round magazines obviates the words "... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
These innovations do not change the methods of free speech or of self-protection from government excess – except to make them more efficient. Could that possibly be the reason the government seems so adamantly determined to destroy or control them? After all, if the government can impose regulatory restrictions on the content of internet traffic, they can make deep incursions into the third right enumerated in the First Amendment as well.
If you doubt that that is Pretendent (sic) Obama's intent, you have been using the internet to play solitaire or other games to the exclusion of utilizing its educational capabilities.
The fact that Obama is trying to circumvent Congress by having the FCC declare the internet a public utility in no way obviates the words "Congress shall make no law ..." The FCC was created by Congressional legislation in the Communications Act of 1934. Its actions, therefore, even if un-Constitutional, must be construed as "acts of Congress."
Besides, the very first words of the Constitution are "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, ..." So any "legislation" in the United States is either the legal product of Congress or is an un-Constitutional usurpation of the exclusive Congressional responsibility for all legislation.
But cogent arguments, no matter how forcefully presented, have never stopped tyrants. We must apply the only thing bullies understand – force. We have a Republican Congress. We must convince our Senators and Representatives that we need Congressional action to arrest this attack on the First Amendment.
Unless, of course, you like wearing a gag.