From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-04447

Submission Number:
544505-04447
Commenter:
Linda Gunn
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
According to the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, upon which our country was founded, "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." Attempting to restrict the freedom of speech, whether it is the spoken word, the printed word, or the written word as it is found on the internet, is totally and completely unconstitutional. The attempt to control what is released on the internet is the attempt to control thought, something for which totalitarian governments are noted. If you are successful in regulating the internet, it will be only by shredding the Constitution and the Republic for which it stands!