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Freedom of speech is a God-given right to every human being. Neither the FTC nor any other group nor any individual has the power to place a tax upon the exercise of free speech. People, I have relatives who have sacrificed much in the last world war to guarantee your right to give voice to such an idea as a tax on free speech. They also guaranteed my right to express my disagreement with this concept. I may not agree with what you say but I will defend your right to say it. The day anyone's freedom of speech is tampered with in our society would be a very dark day for us indeed.