“House Speaker John A. Boehner lashed out against efforts to regulate Internet traffic before an audience of evangelical Christian media leaders and pointedly responded to President Obama by comparing the challenge of the burgeoning national debt to the Sputnik-era space race,” Mark A. Kellner reports for The Washington Times.

“In a speech to religious broadcasters that received a sustained ovation at his conclusion, he said free expression is under attack by a power structure in Washington populated with regulators who have never set foot inside a radio station or a television studio,” Kellner reports. “‘We see this threat in how the FCC is creeping further into the free market by trying to regulate the Internet,’ Mr. Boehner said. ‘The last thing we need, in my view, is the FCC serving as Internet traffic controller, and potentially running roughshod over local broadcasters who have been serving their communities with free content for decades.'”

Kellner reports, “But, the Ohio Republican warned, one threat ‘dwarfs others in terms of the danger it poses to freedom and our children’s future… You may recall President Obama, in his State of the Union address, talking about a ‘Sputnik moment,’ the moment that shocks our generation into getting serious. In my view, America’s ‘Sputnik moment’ is our shocking national debt.'”

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