Pray For US supports the passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, HR 235. Barack Obama is taking steps with his allies in the United Nations to ensure that your internet access will be taxed. Obama wants to accomplish this before he leaves office.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Russia and China are practically salivating at the opportunity to stick it to Americans through the U.N. We need to take steps now to ensure that Obama’s internet taxation plans never happen!
If the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act passes it will send a message to the rest of the world that the people of the United States do NOT want our internet access taxed — not by Obama, not by the United Nations or anyone else!
There is currently a ban in place on state and local internet access taxes. But this ban sunsets every two years and Congress has to re-vote on it. This makes the American people and our government look weak to nations like Russia and China. It sends a message that, “Maybe we will tax internet access later if we feel like it.” HR 235 makes the ban permanent!
You might wonder, how can the U.N. tax our internet access?
Currently it cannot, but according to the Wall Street Journal, that is exactly what will happen if the governance of the internet is handed over to a U.N. body as Obama is planning to do next year.
The internet’s domain naming structure is currently under the control of an American non-profit group called ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Obama plans to release the control of the Internet which is currently a bastion of free speech and commerce under American control, and give it to the U.N. so that Vladimir Putin of Russia, the communist Chinese rulers and the Ayatollah Khamenei in Iran can have a say in how the internet operates.
Oh, and the U.N. will then be able to tax your internet access!
If we permanently ban internet access taxes now at the state and local level it will be that much harder next year for Obama and the U.N. to argue that internet taxes are something that the American people desire.
The Bible is filled with passages in which the rulers of nations plot against God’s people and seek to destroy them. That is what the rulers today in Russia, China, Iran, Cuba and many other nations seek to do and Barack Obama is helping them by setting up the framework to tax the internet.
Psalm 2:2-4 reads, “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision.” (NPT Bible pg. 608)
Even as Obama and other world rulers plot to tax and censor the internet and thereby silence Christians, we must be planning and acting to thwart them.
This is why HR 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, is so important. Why should we allow our government or the U.N. to tax the last functional and profitable sector of the American economy?