Steve Bannon Wants Facebook and Google Regulated Like Utilities

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Rogifan, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    What we really need to do is a)ban lobbying since it's nothing more than legalized bribery b)imprison or better yet execute any politician that has ever accepted lobbying dollars,which would really drain the swamp and MAGA
     
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    So is he in favor of regulating the internet as a utility.
     
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    There is a little law, one you may have heard of, that explicitly prohibits doing that:

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    That's what lobbying is. "Petition[ing] the Government for a redress of grievances."
     
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    Neither Facebook or Google is required - why single them out? Further - I thought Republicans wanted less government involvement

    Sounds to me like what Bannon wants is a way to create a way to silence Google and FB at whim.
     
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    Steve Bannon needs to go back into his little hole in the wall and ****.
    Hiring him for any position outside of janitorial staff was a huge mistake.
     
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    Trump took anti-reg to new level.
     
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    First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Any citizen has the right to attempt to influence elected officers and legislators. Bribery is a crime, as is accepting a bribe. Drawing the line between a bribe and a campaign contribution to a legislator who agrees with the donor's political philosophy as demonstrated by a vote that the donor admires and benefits from is a whole lot more difficult.
     

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