Do You Want the United Nations Controlling Whether Your Web Site Can Be Reached Or Not?
Bill Quick

Does The Internet Need A United Nations When It Doesn’t Have A First Amendment? | Popehat

The Department of Commerce has announced that it will soon abdicate its responsibility for maintaining the internet’s Domain Name System, the directory that allows translation of a plain English (or Russian, or Turkish) term like into the string of numbers and periods that are this site’s actual address. DNS is the internet’s central nervous system, to analogize crudely.  If a site is removed from DNS, it may as well no longer exist.

I missed this the first time around, but this makes it crystal clear why it is a bad idea to give the gang of thugs at the UN – a place where putting the murderous Mullahs of Iran on the Human Rights for Women Commission apparently seems like a good idea access control to all web sites on the planet:

EXCLUSIVE: U.N. Elects Iran to Commission on Women’s Rights | Fox News

NEW YORK — Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law and lashings are required for women judged “immodest.”

I’m sure we can count on the United Nations to respect the American First Amendment guaranteed right of free expression, and never attempt to shut down U.S. web sites that say things that would be banned in most of the rest of the world.

Or not.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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