Net Neutrality "When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty."

Baron de Montesquieu would be in favor of Net neutrality. He was passionate about government having checks and balances, so why stop there. Net neutrality is what makes sure everybody has the same access to everything on the internet. This, for example, is what keeps big companies from only pushing one political stance and restricting your access to articles and other political documents from an opposing view. It keeps larger companies from gaining too much power over the internet and its users. Montesquieu stated this in his biography about government called The Spirit of the Laws.

"WHEN THE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE POWERS ARE UNITED IN THE SAME PERSON, OR IN THE SAME BODY OF MAGISTRATES, THERE CAN BE NO LIBERTY."

There can be no liberty if only one person, or a select group of people, is ruling all of the internet. This is because when one group gets too powerful they can control people in many aspects of life, such as only letting people see political documents that favor one side or big companies making sites from other companies not function correctly. Thus, brainwashing them into believing in one thing because that's all they're exposed to, and consequently taking the peoples freedom away.

"AS ALL HUMAN THINGS HAVE AN END, THE STATE WE ARE SPEAKING OF WILL LOSE ITS LIBERTY ... IT WILL PARISH WHEN THE LEGISLATIVE POWER SHALL BE MORE CORRUPTED THAN THE EXECUTIVE."

Baron de Montesquieu believed that liberty would end if one group became to powerful over another, and that is why Montesquieu would support Net neutrality.

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