From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
To the FTC, FCC, Congress, and President Obama, As a citizen of the United States, I stand behind the freedom and rights I have been given in the Contituition and the Bill of Rights. I strongly oppose the endeavors that you are trying to tax and control the media as set forth in the 47-page bureaucratic plan for the “Reinvention of Journalism". I am against all of the taxes mentioned in the document. I'm against initiating a "journalism division" of AmeriCorps. I'm against a Journalism Bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist”. I'm against taxes on consumer electronics above and beyond the state's sales tax. I'm against the initiation of a Citizenship Media Fund. You have awakened a sleeping GIANT in the American people. Our sense of FREEDOM is much greater than maybe you ever imagined. We don't want everything government run. We don't want socialism, and we don't want you sneaking behind our backs trying to get all these regulations passed. The TRUTH does come out and you will be shut down by the good AMERICAN people that cherish FREEDOM. I trust that you are good common people that cherish the same values that I have, when you are not being pushed and manipulated. In your heart, do you really want to follow in the foots steps of those who blindly followed Hitler? Do you really want your freedoms to eventualy be taken away also? Many of you have children; is that the life style you want for them? It is time for you to wake up from what you are trying to pass, and the world you are slowly trying to create. Do you really believe that Americans, even with all the brain washing of our children are that STUPID? Remember, one person can make a difference, and that one person could be You. You can choose to do evil by the American people and little by little try to take away the freedoms that our forefathers and fathers have fought so hard to keep or you can help to stop this conversion to socialism. I trust that you are good people and will put a stop to this take over of control through taxes and manipulation. Sincerely, Cecilia Vlk