Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse joined the radio program today to talk about increasing government regulation, especially when it comes to net neutrality. Calling the term "misleading", he told Americans to see what's really going on: the creation of a new Department of the Internet.
"This is a government bureaucracy in search of being an Orwellian solution for problems that don’t exist," Sasse said. "The Federal Trade Commission already has laws that would prohibit the things they say they’re trying to guard against. Contact your congressman and senators and tell them that if there’s a debate that should be had about the governance of the Internet, it should be had in the legislature, not in unaccountable … permanent bureaucracies."
Sasse compared net neutrality to the "Fairness Doctrine", which required broadcasters to broadcast different viewpoints on controversial issues. Many have claimed a revived "Fairness Doctrine" would target conservative talk radio.
"We've never had this in the past on the Internet, and it is a dangerous place," Sasse added.