Since the 1930s one of the Federal Communications Commission’s functions has been to control obscenity over the airwaves. Now net neutrality opens FCC to a new capacity, closing half of YouTube or other sites because of obscenity rules.

That’s just the beginning. It opens us up to new taxes for everyone who has a website to get licensed and raises costs for Internet providers that will be passed on to the people who use it. Just remember: The FCC has had a tax on phone service since the Spanish-American War of 1898 to pay for that war.

Gregory Morrow