ACU Statement on FCC Title II Repeal

Yesterday at the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Open Meeting, Chairman Ajit Pai took swift and bold action to begin the process of repealing overreaching and damaging Obama-era regulations. Chairman Pai and FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly have done a great service to Americans by ensuring the Commission is no longer used as a weapon against businesses or consumers.

The American Conservative Union applauds Chairman Pai and Commissioner O’Reilly for taking action to protect American consumers by bringing sanity back to the FCC and understanding the proper role of government.

Leftist radicals protesting outside the FCC Open Meeting today showed their true intentions. Their goal is to use the power of the state to shut down Conservative media outlets. Some held signs that said “Ban Drudge” and “Ban Breitbart” claiming they are purveyors of “hate speech,” asserting that they should be disbanded immediately.  This should come as no surprise to any of us. For the most part, these “protestors” are organized and paid for by Liberal billionaires, like George Soros.

The Left’s blatant hypocrisy shows why our nation's founders so wisely included the 1st Amendment to the Constitution. We must never allow governments to silence political opponents; that is how tyranny begins.