From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I believe the actions about to be taken by the FTC are nothing more than an effort to silence opposition to an out of control government. Each time a new medium is introduced that will give people another way to speak out, our wonderful government freaks and then enacts a law to rein in the people's power to communicate. When the radio came into our hands after World War I, laws were enacted to keep regular people from speaking their minds through that device. Ditto for the television. How utterly dangerous the people in government must believe Americans to be to prohibit Freedom of Speech through these mediums. And televisions and radios have nowhere NEAR the power of communication made possible by The Internet. The Net makes it possible for a no one like me to discuss potical views with someone from England, or Australia, or Canada, or just about anywhere else on the Globe for that matter. How frightening. Me, talking to an Aussie about the bizzarities taking place under the Obama administration. In my opinion it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL for the FTC, or anyone else for that matter, to create a law that will affect America's right to Freedom of Speech. But you will do what you want without fear because you are above the law, just as all of the other power-mongers in Washington at this time. Have a nice day.