Thursday, February 12, 2015

Coming Internet Tax

The Federal Communications Commission plans to impose new regulations on the Internet starting February 26th.  Ajit Pai, one of the Republican commissioners on the FCC went on the "Mark Levin Show" to alert the public to the massive power grab that these new regulations represent.  While the 332-pages of new regulations requested by President Obama will not be made public until February 26th, Ajit Pai gave an overview of what is included. 

The Federal Government will begin treating Internet service providers just like telephone service providers.  This means that everyone's Internet access cost will go up due to taxes.  This is expected to extract $11B of new taxes per year from the private sector.  Even more problematic is the micromanaging of Internet business that the government will impose.  A huge new bureaucracy will be required to deal with the new regulations which will especially challenge smaller businesses making it harder for them to stay in business.

George Orwell would be proud how well the ruling elite has embraced his fictional concept of "Newspeak" to deceive the public.  The term "Net Neutrality" is a classic case in point.  Everybody loves fairness and what could be more fair than neutrality?  But the devil is in the details and as we learn more about what the FCC has in mind for Net Neutrality, the more devilish it is.  Commissioner Pai said the new regulations mimic Obama Care in many respects, particularly in the secrecy associated with it's development.  He also said the new regulations are, "adopting a solution that won’t work to a problem that doesn’t exist using legal authority we don’t have."

Unlike Obama Care, these new FCC regulations are not coming through Congress, it is one more example of how rule-of-man is replacing rule-of-law as we near the Tribulation.  So we can expect more of this because, "the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, 'Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us'” (Psalm 2:2).

Related to "Net Neutrality" is increased scrutiny of the Federal Election Commission on Internet activity.  The Obama administration doesn't like voices of opposition so they are calling for onerous new rules for Internet-based campaigning. Republican FEC Commissioner Lee E. Goodman said there are some Democrats on the panel demanding regulations to control people who write political blogs, chat rooms or news sites like "Drudge Report."  Even humorous Internet campaigns like "Obama Girl" and "Jib Jab" would face new regulations.

The closer we get to the Tribulation, the more obvious the prevailing spirit of Antichrist becomes.  The Bible says there will be a totalitarian world government in place when Jesus returns.  Regulating the free speech of the Internet is necessary for the control of the public that the Antichrist will need.  So this is just one more thing that shows the stage being set for the Tribulation. 

The only way to escape the coming tyranny of Revelation's Beast is to be a follower of Christ before the Church Age comes to it's dramatic conclusion.  I sincerely hope that all who read this yield their life to Him before it is too late.

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