One of the greatest dangers of consolidation and corporate control of the Net is that it creates a choke-point for government control.
Pennsylvania is using it to keep Internet users from accessing a class of forbidden sites. In this case it’s kiddie porn. Kiddie porn and terrorism are the stalking-horses for control of our lives and liberty.
The Homeland Security Act apparently has a provision that illegalizes model rocket engines. The choke-point? UPS and other carriers are refusing to handle them.
Speaking of choke-points, I want to gag every time I hear the phrase “enemies of liberty“. Search for it on Google News and see what you get. I got quotes from George W. Bush, John Ashcroft, and Oliver North — enemies of liberty indeed.