Notes on Jeffersonian Perspectives of the WWW

Throughout much of yesterday, I had come across various documents related to the limitations of the World Wide Web (WWW) in connection to my conclusions in The Digital Realm (1st Ed.). I was pleased to know that my conclusions about the Digital Realm is continuing to remain valid, but more so among the Liberal Capitalist nations of the West. There are growing concerns over whether governments should be regulating their sections of the Digital Realm, if not outright nationalizing them on grounds of National Sovereignty. Obviously, the big tech firms of Silicon Valley and their collection of personal data generated on the WWW continues to be a longstanding worry. This proves to me that, yes, National Sovereignty and Personal Privacy are both intertwined in the Digital Realm. A National Intranet could achieve that particular goal.However, as I had pointed out in the recent Treatise, the Liberal Capitalists remain adamant about wanting to continue the WWW regardless of its own limitations. They have no Incentives compelling them to abandon the WWW in favor of these National Intranets. Why should they when much of the discussion about the WWW has been elevated into a moral issue as opposed to a policy issue?Various research articles that I came across recently maintained that applying the National Intranet concept in America will be the real hurdle. This hurdle would continue to exist regardless of whether the Work-Standard has been adopted or not. It is not so much a matter of who or what owns and operates this Federalist Intranet, but whether the Federalist Intranet itself will conform to American Federalism. There are constitutional powers which belong to the Federal government and those which belong to the States and Municipal governments. Should State and Municipal governments be allowed to participate in the economic affairs of the Digital Economy? According to the Jeffersonians, the answer seems to be a contradictory ‘yes’ and an equally contradictory ‘no’.So far, the current direction of the argument appears to be centered on whether the current Jeffersonian interpretation of the Digital Realm infringes on the powers of the State and Municipal governments to participate in the Digital Economy. Proposals have been issued on whether the current US Taxation System should be reformed to incorporate the ability of State and Municipal governments to levy their own taxation policies. The Supreme Court has spent the past decade expanding the definitions and redefining the constitutional parameters of the “Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA).” There are no indications that the Jeffersonians intend to do away with ITFA. It is doubtful that they will repeal and replace that legislation, even in the midst of pressures from the States and the rest of the world.

This could be my chance to make my case as to why the National Intranet is the way of the future. Even when we take the Work-Standard out of the equation, there are plenty of valid and understandable Intents behind why a National Intranet is far more preferable than the borderless, formless, aimless WWW that currently exists. The problem is that the Jeffersonians, especially the older ones, are behind the times and have yet to realize this.

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