US Government Internet Regulation | Free Trade Agreement
Free Trade Agreement and US Government Internet Regulation.
US-Free Trade Agreement
Should the US government regulate the Internet? Now that is a complex issue. Each person thinks differently. It depends on what side of the line a person is standing. If individuals are tradesmen, then regulation will hinder free trade. The United States of America has a FREE Trade Agreement with twenty (20) countries worldwide (
Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, and Singapore),
government regulations would defeat the purpose on the term FREE Trade Agreement, if regulations are put in place. The Internet is grossly a free tool. The US Government would benefit much more in the long run from all the new money and action that will come this way. Even if the government would regulate, and tax the Internet for transactions or goods sold. By no means will our budget deficit be mended. People who think in term of mending deficit should focus on other areas of spending. Yet, leaving the Internet use to the public will provide new jobs, less unemployment, and less poverty in the long run. How does the Internet prevent poverty? Online service oriented companies such as Ebay, Etsy, and Craig’s list help individuals to sell goods in different ways. Many charities collect donations, and if they had to pay taxes just to use the Internet, then the chartable good deeds would slowly and surely vanish. People who depend on a meager donation will parish and the wheels of society will break. There will be no middle class and crime rate will go up.
Individual can sell a goods; a company can search and hire masses of people, an artist can live in the most remote areas in the world; and find markets through the Internet; criminals been caught through the Internet, lectures been broadcasted and people educated through the Internet. In 2014, social media has reached its peak. Many individuals share not only educational content with others, but also the most intimate information. The government uses this free tool, the Internet, for controlling cyber-crimes. However, social media, such as Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn, can be a great marketing tool for small companies as well as larger corporations. Medical doctors and their peers can share information instantly and medical problems can be solved, all with the help of the Internet. World news travels faster than before, thanks to the Internet, so how could our government even think of limiting our use by regulating the Internet? At the end of the day, the Internet has served its purpose and become self-sufficient and organized by making wise decisions on what to buy and how to sell, how to educate and how to become responsible citizens.
The US government is even negotiating a regional, Asia-Pacific trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TTP), so why would the government regulate the Internet?
Please note: This Free Trade Agreement has been changed throughout the different administrations. If you find this article to be misinforming, please check out the government site for fresh updated references. Thank you!