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Is having access to the internet a right?

posted Jul 12, 2011, 3:20 PM by Chris Temples
After reading this article it got me to thinking is having access to the internet a right? Until I read that article I would have said no.  The internet is a very powerful tool. When something is made a right, we as a people are making the assertion that the right cannot be denied to anyone, for any reason.  By making access to the internet a right that is placing it on the same level as free speech and freedom from religion.  That's a pretty high bar.  Now I can understand why someone way think the internet is a right.  The internet lets you do ,well anything.  It's hard to image what to do with a computer that isn't connected to the internet.  After thinking about it the internet is more like power or water.   Something that should be available to everyone but can still be taken away if abused.