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Really Bad Idea: UN Pushes to Run the Internet

The United Nations may be useful as a forum for world leaders, but it is not a productive place to develop policy. The international bureaucracy compulsively supports statist initiatives that would reduce individual liberty and expand the burden of government.

  • Global taxation with no democratic accountability or oversight.
  • A “right” to taxpayer-financed birth control.
  • An international scheme to undermine the right to keep and bear arms.
  • A Law-of-the-Sea Treaty that would give international bureaucrats tax and regulatory powers over international waters.

 

And you won’t be surprised to learn that the United Nations also wants to control the Internet. Actually, to be more specific, some nations want to regulate and censor the Internet and they are using the United Nations as a venue.

Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Gordon Crovitz explains this new threat. He starts by describing the laissez-faire system that currently exists and identifies the governments pushing for bad policy.

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