From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Please allow me to make this simple statement addressing your agenda. The right to free speech is our first amendment to the constitution of the United States. This means that EVERYONE, including you and me, as legal American citizens, enjoys this right. I don't understand why people cannot just ignore what they do not want to hear. This is what I do and it seems to work real well for me. The irony however is that you will protect the speech of some at the expense of others if you alter this amendment. That would be considered the “Unfairness Doctrine.” Perhaps I can issue this challenge to you and your colleagues. Instead of spending so much of your valuable time trying to tear down America and all that it has stood for throughout the ages, perhaps you can put your differences in opinion as Democrats and Republicans to the side and come together like our forefathers did to make this the greatest Nation on God's green earth. Work for the common good of all mankind. There will always be debate and as such, disagreement. This is healthy as long as it is done in a civil manner. It can never be regulated, and should never be regulated. This is one of those principles that separate Americans from the rest of the world. I say we leave our free speech alone. Many of our brave men and women to this very day have and continue to sacrifice their lives and families to protect it. All you are doing is diminishing their efforts promoting an unworthy cause. Let our first amendment stand as it was written for all Americans, not just some. Thank you for your attention to this request