From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-04815

Submission Number:
544505-04815
Commenter:
Todd Koenig
State:
New Jersey
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Interfering with freedom of speech is the fundamental step taken by any government on the road to totalitarianism. If you take the kind of action that you are contemplating, you will have taken the step that abrogates the social contract and fundamentally and irrevocably violates the rights of American citizens. I urge you to reconsider before taking this tragic step and sending our country over the precipice. Thomas Jefferson wrote, "to protect these rights, governments are instituted ..." If you cease to be the protector of rights you are declaring war on the United States and the Constitution. Government may not and must not involve itself in the private dissemination of ideas and information.