From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02791

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Paul Johnson
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From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Our rights to free speech, including all forms of communication, many of which were never dreamed of by our founding fathers, are guaranteed under the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Whether or not this is pleasing to certain parties, such as congress and the president, it is no less a right that has been guaranteed to all American citizens. The right to either agree or disagree is therefore inherently found in all free peoples and to consider impinging upon those rights is indicative of a form of totalitarian government, such as is found in China, the Soviet Union, and other socialist, Marxist, and Communist countries. The recent attempts by this Democratic Congress and White House to stifle free speech are eggregious and patently wrong. I implore you to do what is right. To maintain what men and women have fought and died for in this country since 1776, to maintain our freedom from tyranny. Anything other than total freedom will be looked upon by both present and future generations as steps down the slippery-slope to TYRANNY! If you proceed to take up self-serving policy presented by persons and parties who only have their own interests in mind, I shudder to think what the future will look like to new generations of Americans or even if there will be future generations. I hope my grandchildren will grow up in a country where everyone can exercise their rights to free and unhindered speech, whether or not it is popular or appreciated.