From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00209

Submission Number:
544505-00209
Commenter:
Dale Nick
State:
Minnesota
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I'm wondering where in the First Amendment of the Constitution(Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances) it gives the FTC the right to tax free speech. Or to put a journalism tax on anything. What is this country coming to when "Laws" can be passed and implemented without Congress passing and discussing the Bills? And, Yes, implementing a tax on anything related to free speech is a law no matter what you call it. Just because Left-Wing media and other Left-Wing groups, like Common Cause and La Raza, want conservative talk radio(they don't come out and name Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck but WE know whom they are talking about)and conservative cable networks(they don't come out and name Fox News but WE know whom they are talking about)shut down doesn't give ANYBODY the right to tax them out of existance. We The People have a Right(Re: The First Amendment)to watch and listen to whomever WE want without ANYBODY telling US we also have to watch and listen to whomever WE do not want to watch and listen to. Groups like La Raza and Common Cause talk about Right-Wing hate speech. The only hate speech I've seen and heard is from groups like theirs. I do not want their speech hampered in any way either because they also have the same Rights as I do to say, watch and listen to whomever they want. I just don't have to listen to them if I CHOOSE not to.