The Obama Administration is in the last phase of a plan that would have the U.S. government relinquish its control over the Internet. This would allow over 160 foreign governments to have increased influence over management and operation of the Internet. Obama’s plan would transfer the control of the Internet from ICANN to the U.N.’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and could leave autocratic nations like Russia, China and Iran in charge of the world’s most important free medium.
This plan threatens not only our personal liberties but also our national security. Eventually, religious messages and communications will be monitored and banned from the Internet. This transfer would be one of the worst blunders ever in the history of religious freedom and national security, because ISIS uses the Internet to recruit its new members!
Obama is pursuing a path toward establishing a one world government under the U.N. This one world government would make our Constitution null and void. Our freedoms, especially as related to religion and free speech, would no longer exist. This would be the worst blunder ever for America!
It is the worst blunder ever from the standpoint of economic policy, because the Internet is our economic growth engine. At the present time, because the U.S. controls domain names, this guarantees freedom of speech and commerce across the Internet.
If control of the Internet is put under ITU, it would allow other countries to suppress Internet traffic and content to become the worst blunder ever in the history of national security, economic growth and our fight for liberty.
From a biblical standpoint, one of the worst blunders ever in the history of God’s people came when Israel asked for a king (I Sam. 8:1-10). At this time Samuel was about 70 years old, had been a judge of Israel for 20 years, and the nation of Israel was enjoying peace and prosperity. The people had a desire for a change in the mode of government to a monarchy. In rejecting Samuel, God’s choice as their judge, they were really rejecting God who named him. They were patterning themselves after heathen people who had kings over them. Their motives were carnal and rebellious. They were determined to have their own way (just like Obama is doing to put us under U.N. control), whether their way pleased anyone else or not!
Samuel protested their course of action, just like those who are standing up for the Constitution are fighting Obama’s plan. Samuel tried to show the people that this change in government would bring on them oppressive taxation, their sons and daughters would be conscripted into governmental services, their property would be seized, and the people themselves would become servants (I Sam. 8:11-18).
Samuel’s warnings went unheeded, because the minds of the people were made up, and they refused to listen or consider the suspension of their demands. Eventually the time would come when they would suffer the bitter fruits of their folly in demanding a king so that they might be like the people around them!
In the future, Israel would cry to God for His help against their monarchs. Within 120 years, they would cry for relief from the heavy taxes and burdens placed upon them by their kings. When the time came that the people were wholly unable to provide for themselves or to protect themselvesfrom their enemies, God said to them, “Where now is thy king?” (Hos. 13:9-11) This question had especial significance in light of their earlier demands. They were now suffering the consequences of their worst blunder ever.
It is sheer folly and the worst blunder ever to let our enemies take charge of the Internet! It is also foolish and the worst blunder ever for anyone to disregard God’s way, because only genuine happiness here and in the hereafter depends upon faithful obedience to His will! (Psalm 118:9)