Former Clinton Administration Official Rips FCC's Set-Top Box Proposal as "Massive New Federal Regulation"
Alongside nearly every other conservative and libertarian organization of which we're aware, CFIF opposes a toxic and wholly unnecessary new proposal from the Obama Administration's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate cable television set-top boxes before the clock runs out on the Obama presidency.
But opposition extends across the political spectrum. In today's Wall Street Journal, former Clinton Administration Undersecretary of Commerce Ev Ehrlich excoriates the FCC's proposed set-top box regulation for what it is -- a crony capitalist, purloining, invasive, already-obsolete, anti-competitive, "massive new federal regulation":
The Federal Communications Commission wants you, the consumer, to allow a new set-top box into your home that rearranges the programs…[more]
Throughout American history, our First Amendment freedoms of speech and association have frequently demanded the security of anonymity.
Without that protective anonymity, Americans seeking to bring about political change or introduce politically incorrect opinions into the marketplace of ideas risk persecution by government officials or public vigilantes. Even James Madison and Alexander Hamilton authored the Federalist Papers under pseudonyms, and today's world of cyberstalking, Google Earth and Internet shaming make protective anonymity even more vital.
During the civil rights…
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—Andrew C. McCarthy, Legal Commentator, Terrorism Expert and Former Federal Prosecutor
— Andrew C. McCarthy, Legal Commentator, Terrorism Expert and Former Federal Prosecutor