“We bought it, we paid for it, we built it, and we intend to keep it.”

Ronald Reagan, March 31, 1976, recommending that the (now Chinese controlled) canal in Panama not be tossed away.

Governor Reagan was referring to only one strategic American asset.

On October 1, 2016, President Barack Obama will hand to Iran, China, Russia, and others control of perhaps America’s single greatest strategic asset – the world wide web known as the internet.

The internet has become the foundation of international commerce for one reason. It operates under the protection of American legal, cultural, and political freedoms.

Totalitarian regimes have sought to block access to the internet within their borders. However, America’s Constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech has allowed even disfavored websites to be accessed via often difficult, but possible work-arounds.

Forces around the globe desire to control this medium. Shut down its fairness. Steal its commercial communications and secrets.

Perhaps none of Mr. Obama’s actions during his two terms will do as irreparable damage to our national security as his transferring the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the foreign government-controlled Internet Corporations for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on October 1, 2016.

Article IV, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States clearly states that only “The Congress shall have power to dispose of … property belonging to the United States.”  Twice Congress has passed, and the President has signed, legislation to prevent Mr. Obama from using funds to transfer the Internet to foreign control.

The Protecting Internet Freedom Act by Senator Ted Cruz and Rep. Sean Duffy will ensure the continued protection of internet freedom by prohibiting the National Telecommunications and Infrastructure Administration (NTIA) from allowing the IANA functions contract to expire. It will ensure that the United States maintains sole ownership of the .gov and .mil top-level domains, which are vital to national security.

Congress must take action before October 1 in order to preserve the independence of the world wide web that has been such a blessing to the world.

We believe that it is our duty to hold every Member of Congress, House or Senate, Democrat or Republican individually responsible should they allow Mr. Obama to unilaterally take this brazen step in disregard of Congressional mandates.

No other nation would even consider discarding such a valuable strategic asset.

In the next few days we will have the names of those in Washington who are there to protect America and those who are not.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Former Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Former White House Advisor, President Ronald Reagan
The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio 
Diana L. Banister
President
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs 
Herman Pirchner, Jr.
Founding President
American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC)
The Honorable Colin A. Hanna
President
Let Freedom Ring, Inc. 
David Bozell
President
ForAmerica 
L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center 
William L. Walton
Vice President
Council for National Policy 
Michael A. Needham
Chief Executive Officer
Heritage Action for America
The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Former Counselor
U.S. Attorney General 
Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund 
Ed Corrigan
Former Executive Director
Senate Steering Committee 
William W. Pascoe
Partner
Antietam Communications
Ron Robinson
President
Young America’s Foundation 
Rebecca Hagelin
Board of Directors, Family Talk
Secretary, Council for National Policy 
Jenny Beth Martin
Co-Founder
Tea Party Patriots 
Judson Phillips
Founder
Tea Party Nation
Bob Adams
President
Revive America PAC 
Rod D. Martin
Founder and CEO
The Martin Organization, Inc.
Sherri R. Martin
Co-Founder
The Martin Foundation 
Monty S. Warner
Plains States Legal Foundation
Shawn A. Mitchell
National Chaplain
National Federation of Republican Assemblies 
Steven Thrasher
Special Counsel
National Federation of Republican Assemblies
Hon. Jerry Melvin
President
Florida Republican Assembly 
Nicholas Stehle
Campaign for the American Future
 
Allen J. Hebert
Chairman
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston 
Ted Baehr
Publisher
MOVIEGUIDE(R)
David W. Preston
Executive Director
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Foundation
Michael Farris
Chairman
Home School Legal Defense Association
Mike Spence
President
Conservative Republicans of California 
Herb London
President
London Center for Policy Research 
Hon. James C. Miller III
Former Director of OMB
President Ronald Reagan 
Col Francis X. De Luca USMCR (Ret)
President
Civitas Institute
Neil Patel
Co-Founder, The Daily Caller
Former Chief Policy Advisor to Vice President Cheney 
Peter J. Thomas
Chairman
Americans for Constitutional Liberty
Todd W. Herrick
Chairman
Herrick Foundation
Allen Roth
President
Secure America Now
Kevin D. Freeman
Founder, National Security Investment
Consultant Institute
Bradley Mattes
President
Life Issues Institute
C. Preston Noell III
President
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc. 
Nancy Schulze
Founder, Congressional Wives Speakers
Co-founder, American Prayer Initiative
Ali Akbar
President
National Bloggers Club 
Herman Cain
CEO
www.hermancain.com
Christopher N. Malagisi
President
Young Conservatives Coalition 
Floyd Brown
Chairman
Western Center for Journalism
Donna Hearne
Chief Executive Officer
Constitutional Coalition
Andresen Blom
Executive Director
Grassroot Hawaii Action, Inc. 
Christopher Carmouche
Executive Director
GrassTops USA 
George Landrith
President
Frontiers of Freedom
Willes K. Lee
President
National Federation of Republican Assemblies
Thomas P. Kilgannon
President
Freedom Alliance
Tim LeFever
Chairman
Capitol Resource Institute 
Ronald D. Rotunda
The Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence
Chapman University
Elaine Donnelly,
President
Center for Military Readiness 
Phillip Jauregui
President
Judicial Action Group
Charles J. Cooper
Former Assistant Attorney GeneralPresident Ronald Reagan
Dee Hodges
President
Maryland Taxpayers Association
Barbara J. Leeden
Private Citizen
Tricia Erickson
President, Angel Pictures & Publicity
http://www.angelpicturesandpublicity.com/
Publisher, www.TheConservativePundit.net 
Craig Shirley
Reagan Biographer
Lewis K. Uhler
Founder and President
National Tax Limitation Committee
Ambassador Henry F. Cooper
Former Director
Strategic Defense Initiative
Rick Manning
President
Americans for Limited Government
Jerry A. Johnson
President and CEO
National Religious Broadcasters
Lou Cordia
President
Cordia and Associates
Melissa Ortiz
Founder & Principal
Able Americans
Belden Bell
Co-Chair
Heritage Legacy Society
Bishop E.W. Jackson
President
STAND Foundation, Inc. 
Rick Scarborough
President
Vision America Action
The Honorable Tim G. Echols
Public Service Commissioner
State of Georgia 
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
President & CEO
Center for Security Policy
Ken Boehm
Chairman
National Legal and Policy Center 
Robert K. Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith
Jim Backlin
Christian Coalition of America
Kelly Shackelford, Esq.
President, CEO & Chief Counsel
First Liberty Institute
Richard W. Rahn
Chairman
Institute for Global Economic Growth
Sandra Froman
Treasurer
Council for National Policy
The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
President
American Values
The Honorable Ken Ivory
Member
Utah House of Representatives
Sandy Rios
Director of Governmental Affairs
American Family Association
Norm Singleton
President
Campaign for Liberty
Dick Patten
President
American Business Defense Council
Honorable Mike Hill
Florida State Representative
District 2
Samuel B. Casey
General Counsel
WOUNDED WARRIOR CORPS. 
Todd W Herrick
Chairman
Herrick Foundation
Mike Stenhouse
CEO
Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity 
Larry Beasley
President and CEO
The Washington Times
The Honorable Stephen Stockman (Ret)
Member, TX -36
U.S. House of Representatives 
Jim Martin
Chairman
60 Plus Association
Richard Falknor
Publisher
The Blue Ridge Forum
Susan Falknor
Publisher
The Blue Ridge Forum 
Alan P. Dye, Esq.
Partner
Webster, Chamberlain & Bean
Tim Wildmon
President
American Family Association
Robert D. Thompson
Administrator
The Weyrich Lunch 
Ron Pearson
President
Council for America
Bill Dallas
CEO
United in Purpose 
Terrence Scanlon
Retired President
Capital Research Center
Lee Beaman
Owner
Beaman Automotive Group 
Becky Gerritson
President
Wetumpka TEA Party (AL)
Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council 
Lisa Calvert
Conservative Activist
Houston, TX
Joe R Calvert
President
Rabon-Calvert Interests 
Kimberly Bellissimo
CEO
ForthRight Strategy
George Landrith
President
Frontiers of Freedom 
Melvin Adams, Sr
Hardy, Virginia
Andrea Lafferty
President
Traditional Values Coalition
The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli, II
President
Senate Conservatives Fund
Grace-Marie Turner
President
Galen Institute
John Dodd
President
Jesse Helms Center Foundation
Mathew D. Staver, Esq., B.C.S.
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel
Thomas Donelson
Chairman
Americas PAC
Brigitte Gabriel
Founder & CEO
ACT for America
Thomas Louis
Executive Director
ACT for America
The Honorable Tom DeLay
Former Speaker of the House
Amy Ridenour
Chairman
The National Center for Public Policy Research
The Honorable Tony Perkins
President
Family Research Council
   

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