From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The Constitution of the United States does not provide for the federal government to involve itself with the press. The First Amendment states: "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." The Tenth Amendment reserves all powers not expressly given to the federal government nor denied to the States to the States: It states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." The federal government has no authority to hold a workshop to further its involvement with news and information. Cease and desist immediately. We the Citizens will not tolerate the federal government's attempt to meddle with our free press and information and all involved will be held responsible and voted out of office and/or punished accordingly under the law.