Before the FCC decided to pursue Net Neutrality protections, Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck
warned his audience that the government was "trying to take over the media." Beck later said that Net
Neutrality would "wildly affect your life and free speech" by forcing a "Marxist utopia" on the Internet.
Free speech and the unfettered exchange of ideas is essential in a democratic society, legislation that
limits free speech is unconstitutional and no matter how well intentioned can be used to suppress any
dissenting opinions which are so key to the maintenance of a a democracy. Because a democracy
without discourse is not a democracy.