From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00861

Submission Number:
544505-00861
Commenter:
Eugene Gross
State:
Idaho
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I write in opposition to the plan for "Reinvention of Journalism." I seriously doubt that you even understand the origins of the Bill of Rights and why is was so important to have a FREE press. Rather than go into a lengthy discourse on this, let me simply put it to you this way: if you curtail speech for any reason other than that already accepted by law, you will have overstepped your Constitutional authority, if you have any since I don't find authorization in the Constitution for your agency. However, let's say there is -- you are bound to protect and defend the Constitution and all of our inalienable rights, which includes speech that the Executive and Legislative branches dislike. Freedom of speech is one of the most sacred rights we have. King George and other tyrants tried to prevent the people from speaking out, but in the end, King George and the British Parliament failed and lost the war. That was a bright day. Since then, one regime after another has attempted in one way or another to stifle freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom to peacefully assemble, freedom to have a redress of grievances, freedom to self-defense or the right to keep and bear arms, among the inalienable rights that we all have. This attempt is unconstitutional and will be met with considerable resistance by all freedom loving Americans. Since I no longer have to worry about the 501(c)(3) restrictions, I can speak out on this matter all day long, and plan to. I will make my personal battle to stop this move toward tyranny. Already, the American people have awakened and more are awakening every day to the move toward tyranny on the part of the Administration and the various agencies controlled by the Executive. We will not countenance this effort to punish opinions and speech that is counter to the views and opinions of the President and his Administration, or that of those in Congress. Sincerely, Rev. Eugene W. Gross