We should know by now the government controls everything in our lives from the time we come screaming into this world and get a govt. issued birth certificate till the time we die and our next of kin gets a govt. issued death certificate. The hospital you are born in has more govt. regulations and licenses than you could possibly dream of. When you leave the hospital as a baby you now have to ride home in a govt. approved car seat, in a car the govt. approved and licensed and driven by a govt. licensed driver. All the food you buy in the supermarket has to have a govt. seal or mark saying it's approved to eat.
Everything in your home is approved by the govt. every electrical component in you home has to have a seal showing it is govt. tested and approved, the paint, wood, shingles, plumbing, heating, A/C, windows...everything has to be govt approved for safety, storm rating, chemical content etc. There is nothing you do that the govt. does not have their fingers in. You pay taxes all your life, you can save and buy a house or land and pay it off but guess what....you never own it, you rent it from the govt., you don't think so? stop paying your property taxes and you will find out who owns it. The govt. tells you what kind of guns you can and can't buy and when you do they are marked by a govt. mandated serial number. Your car has a govt. mandated VIN, you have a govt. issued serial number. Everything you buy is govt. controlled or approved. They control the banks, your money, the fat content of your food, the roads you drive on, the beach you walk on the forest you hunt in, the things you do on your property, the restaurant you eat at, the airlines you fly on, the security at airports etc. etc.,....... I think you get the point. The government controls your whole life in one way or another. You think you have freedom, I beg you to find something the govt. does not have some control over. You have as much freedom as they allow and not a bit more. The more you think about it the more you realize it is true.
This brings me to the point of this post, what is all the fuss about the government wanting control of the internet ?, to be honest I don't see what has taken them so long, they control EVERY aspect of your life and they will get control of the internet as well. We have stood by and let them have all this power so It's not a question of if but when.