Letter to the editor: Leave the internet alone

Posted 1/11/18

Congressman Coffman's letter to the FCC requesting a delay of the rollback of Obama FCC regulations on the internet is not serious policy. His request was designed as a PR tool to garner support from …

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Letter to the editor: Leave the internet alone

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Congressman Coffman's letter to the FCC requesting a delay of the rollback of Obama FCC regulations on the internet is not serious policy. His request was designed as a PR tool to garner support from left-wing activists who see the rollback as an "end of days" for "progressive" activism.

Congressman Coffman advocates for "light-touch regulations" so providers have "regulatory certainty." How is this in any way a conservative response? There is no such thing as "light-touch regulations"! Bureaucrats don't stop with a touch, they want to feel, embrace and control. It is simply the nature of government that cannot be denied. The certainty that is best for providers is for the government to stay out of the business.

Congressman Coffman cautions us to beware of "unelected bureaucrats" in Washington, D.C. The real danger is elected bureaucrats who think they have some degree of expertise in regulating a technology that is in a stage of infancy. Congress has more important issues to deal with.

If consumers want an internet that is free, fair and open, then tell the Congressman - he is "always listening" - to leave the internet alone. No government regulation, no government tax.

Roger Edwards

Highlands Ranch

Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, 6th Congressional District

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