The Obama Administration wants the USA to no longer control the internet. But yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Sean Duffy introduced a bill to try to stop this:
June 8, 2016
President Obama’s plan to turn over control of the Internet to an international organization that could curb freedom of speech is facing a new obstacle with the introduction on Wednesday of a bill.
The Protecting Internet Freedom Act, introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., “would ensure the continued protection of Internet freedom by prohibiting the National Telecommunications and Information Administration from allowing the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority functions contract to expire, unless specifically authorized by Congress.”
Cruz said a statement announcing the bill that the Obama administration “is months away from deciding whether the United States government will continue to provide oversight over core functions of the Internet and protect it from authoritarian regimes that view the Internet as a way to increase their influence and suppress freedom of speech.”
“This issue threatens not only our personal liberties, but also our national security. We must act affirmatively to protect the Internet and the amazing engine for economic growth and opportunity the Internet has become, and I urge my colleagues to support this legislation.”
Duffy said Obama “wants to hand over the keys to the Internet to countries like China and Russia.”
“This is reckless and absurd,” he said. “The governments of these countries do not value free speech. In fact, they censor the Internet and routinely repress and punish political dissidents. They cannot be trusted with something as fundamental to free speech as a free and open Internet. I will continue to fight President Obama’s irresponsible plan to surrender U.S. sovereignty of the Internet to the world’s worst actors and to protect our constitutional right to free speech.” http://www.wnd.com/2016/06/cruz-fights-obama-plan-to-give-away-internet/#0Dc53ud1gSfbouOv.99
June 8, 2016
Senator Ted Cruz (Texas) and Congressman Sean Duffy (Wis.) introduced companion legislation in both Chambers, entitled the Protecting Internet Freedom Act, which would ensure no such transition can take place without Congressional approval.
As it currently stands, the US hands off oversight to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit based in California, which is meant to help facilitate the coming transition. The Commerce Department will review a full plan for the transition this month.
However, many lawmakers on the Hill, like Cruz, and Senators James Lankford (Okla.), Mike Lee (Utah), and Marco Rubio (Fla.) are not satisfied. Cruz has championed this bill as the “last chance to save Internet freedom.”http://www.atr.org/norquist-statement-protecting-internet-freedom-act#ixzz4B5aHCaid
While Congressman Duffy is raising concerns about Russia and China, prophetically, he should be concerned about Europe affecting the internet.
First, consider that Bible prophecy teaches the following:
15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. (Revelation 13:15-18, NKJV)
23 ‘And in the latter end of their kingdom, about the perfecting of the transgressors, stand up doth a king, fierce of face, and understanding hidden things; (Daniel 8:23, Young’s Literal Translation)
The prophecies in Revelation 13 and Daniel 8 are referring to a European power.
Second, it should also be noted than about two weeks ago, the USA made a deal with Europe to allow removal of content deemed ‘hate speech’ (see USA and EU announce new internet censorship plans).
With turning over ICAAN to other nations, Europe can more easily eliminate internet content when it wants to. More censorship will come.
The Bible talks about the fact that God will finish the work and allow it to be cut it short (Roman 9:28). Notice also the following which could be related to that:
11 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God,
“That I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine of bread,
Nor a thirst for water,
But of hearing the words of the Lord.
12 They shall wander from sea to sea,
And from north to east;
They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord,
But shall not find it. (Amos 8:11-12)
The above could only happen in the 21st century if the internet was down and/or internet content related to the truth of God was no longer permitted. Governments are taking steps which look to be able to bring this about–whether or not the bill proposed by Senator Cruz and Congressman Duffy becomes law.
There already are mechanisms in place for Europe to control aspects of the internet, and such will come to pass.
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