From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03661

Submission Number:
544505-03661
Commenter:
Dan Boley
State:
West Virginia
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
To Whom It May Concern: The freedom of the people of this united States has largely been able to have survived only by the foresight of the founding fathers in assuring that we had a free press. In a time when the press has become more and more part of the government and actively taken sides instead of their role as a watchdog for the protection of the people, any action that will limit those forms of information that comes from those other than the established press should be avoided. Taxing the internet or training jouralist so called by the government is unamerican and will led only to tyranny. The founding fathers enumerated several rights that the government cannot infringe upon and any right that we have which comes from God we have a responsibility. The responsibility that we have is to make sure that the press is free and that all forms of information is available to the people and let us the people make up our minds as to what it is that we believe. I have been to countries where the press is controlled by the government and I have no desire to live in a country that does. I might add that there are a lot of people in those countries that eliminated free press that were sorry that they supported it in the first place. Government should be of the people and for the people and not to control the people.