The libertarian in me is again offended by the U.S. government infringement on the right for companies to do wahteverthefucktheywant.http://ftc.gov/opa/2006/09/enternet.htm
Last week, if you remember, I posted about the FCC forcing Verizon and Bell South to change their prices and not let the market forces play out (I still contend that if people want to pay an extra $3/month for DSL, they should be able to vote with their monthly automatic payments that discourage people from actually reading the bill.)
People made the argument that I was misrepresenting the libertarian rhetoric. I’ve submitted their names to the party for censure since they are obviously not true libertarians if they can’t see the benefits of the free market at all costs. They should have their membership cards taken, burned, like the flags that we feel should be burnable.
The fundamental reality is that PEOPLE SHOULD BE FREE TO SIGN CONTRACTS WITHOUT GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE.
Last week we let the FCC get away with their communistic, fascist price controls. We have simply emboldened the government to further encroach on our liberties. As you can see in this article
the FTC has forced a software company from closing their doors. Why you crypto fascists may call them a “spyware outfit” or “scam artists” or people that make “misleading representations regarding the performance, benefits, features, cost, or nature or effect of any type of software code, file, or content”, I call these people freedom fighters.
Every one of their software products included a disclaimer which is a legally binding contract
that said that by clicking on the “Send me free money” button the client would receive viruses, spyware, and corrupted hard disks in exchange for no actual money. If the government is going to stop this kind of thing, what kind of “Nanny State” are we going to build? If people don’t learn on their own to read contracts, they’ll just get in more trouble. If we feed the poor (like that communist Jesus said to do), then they’ll just never learn to feed themselves. If we tax adults to pay to educate the young, we’ll breed a generation of children that think that education is free, and therefore useless, and therefore won’t be able to get jobs.
One of the most fundamental freedoms in this county is the ability for two people to sign a contract without the government getting in the way. Letting petty things like, “fraud” and “identity theft” and “stealing grandmothers life savings” become excuses for letting tyranny creep into our lives, then eventually no business will be able to stay in business. Slippery slope! Slippery slope!
The FTC stopped a company that had made over $8 million dollars. To be honest, I think the government is just jealous of their success.
Please join me in writing to the FTC to demand that they stop impinging on the American right to freely conduct business.