Our Presidents warned of this existential threat.
1.President George Washington warned “…virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government.”
2.President John Adams warned “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
3 President Dwight Eisenhower warned: “we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”
What is U.S. Internet unaccountability policy?
Congress declared it the policy of the United States that the Internet, and its services be “unfettered by Federal and State regulation.”
An Executive Order declared ecommerce “self-regulated” with “minimal government,” and
What’s wrong with U.S. Internet unaccountability policy?
It perversely approves:
1. Anarchism in abdicating constitution, authority, rule-of-law, truth, & a duty of care.
2. Amoralism in not adjudicating good/evil, right/wrong, truth/lies, or legal/illegal.
3. Selfism Internet P2P technologies are nonreciprocal, self-executing, permissionless. Self-oriented inputs promote a ‘for self alone’ creed that rejects truth, others’ needs, ‘love your neighbor as yourself,’ government, authority, reciprocity, and responsibility.
4. Extremism in inciting bad actors with impunity, tolerating, incenting, and rewarding lies, crime, chaos, corruption, and condoning incitement via absolutist free speech.
How has U.S. Internet unaccountability policy become an extreme machine? Extreme inputs = Extreme outputs
It’s extreme to:
3. Enable impunity to harm others, who’ve lost protection & recourse.
4. Tolerate, incent, and reward extremes that overturn common goods: truth, justice, democracy, civility, peace, security, safety, order, stability, integrity, liberty, equality…
What common goods have been lost online that need restoring?
1. Limited Government – Sovereignty, authority, rights, checks/balances, limits,
2. Constitutional rule-of-law – No one/nothing is above/outside law/justice/truth
3. Bill of Rights– Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and to petition, etc.
4. Accountability – Constitution, law-order, borders, liability, Golden Rule, conscience
5. Democracy – Government of the people, by the people, for the people with truth
6. People Primacy – Created in God’s image; We the People Constitution, and rights
7. Good over Evil – God, religion, truth over lies, morals matter, conscience counts
8. Duty of Care – Love, reciprocity, Golden Rule, & Love your neighbor as yourself
9. Humanity – Personal sovereignty, liberty, equality, rights, justice, dignity, decency
10. Virtue – Love, peace, truth, integrity, honesty, fidelity, kindness, and self-control