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"It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State." 


Cass Sunstein: "Internet, ... the extent that they weaken the power of general interest intermediaries and increase people’s ability to wall themselves off from topics and opinions that they would prefer to avoid, they create serious dangers." Read

Freedom!! Cass is the ability to free ourselves from confines and domination of a central authority and its organized and controlled organs of the media. KMH

NO FREE PRESS

Why does the Main Stream Media openly support Obama ... his success at "healing the economy"; his Middle East triumphs; the impossibility that he really was sent by God??

Maybe it is fear ... Maybe the MSM has been cowed by the whining administration; maybe they are bleating like sheep to escape the wrath of a Presidency that will violate any law; that will sacrafice any ally; who will support any enemy to maintain and keep power.

The press is a willing conspirator, previously during the intimitation of voters and now in the cover up of a failed policy of Appeasement.

A free press should be free not a tool of the Obama Propaganda Ministry.

Maybe the MSM will escape torment but for how long and at what cost? Kent Herrick

Internet Freedom

PUTIN and SUNSTEIN

Putin: Russia says it wants wants the right to block access where it is used for 'interfering in the internal affairs, or undermining the sovereignty, national security, territorial integrity and public safety of other states, or to divulge information of a sensitive nature'.

The member nations of the United Nations will gather this December to create a treaty for the World Conference on International Telecommunications - and Russia has already made it clear which way it wants the internet to develop."

Russian President Vladimir Putin has long called for a centralised control of the internet. "

Obama's Czar Sunstein: "cognitively infiltrate online groups and websites as well as other activist groups which advocate views that are 'false' about the government."


Free Speech; Free Industry; Free Commerce

Hoover: "Bureaucracy is ever desirous of spreading its influence and its power. You cannot extend the mastery of the government over the daily working life of a people without at the same time making it the master of the people's souls and thoughts. Every expansion of government in business means that government in order to protect itself from the political consequences of its errors and wrongs is driven irresistibly without peace to greater and greater control of the nation's press and platform. Free speech does not live many hours after free industry and free commerce die." President Hoover


Federalizing the Internet:

 "To Protect You!

and you will thank us" 

Organizations Clamor for Goebbels-Control of the Internet and News!

"The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is being urged to monitor "hate speech"  on talk radio and cable broadcast networks." 

Monitor .... and arrest ... and shoot ... the Goebbels way! 

"The Internet gives the illusion that news sources have increased, but in fact there are fewer journalists employed now than ever before. Moreover, on the Internet, speakers can hide in the cloak of anonymity, emboldened to say things that they may not say in the public eye."  Link

"The open Internet is a crucial American marketplace, and I believe that it is appropriate for the FCC to safeguard it by adopting an order that will establish clear rules to protect consumers' access," Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, a Democrat,

Internet Regulation .... that is the Death of Free Speech

PRESSURE ! On our Democracy?  

HITLER ... "How fortunate for leaders that men do not think."

You arrogant twit ... Free Speech is the bedrock of this democratic republic and the right to speech is our God given right to be RIGHT or WRONG but it is our right and you have no RIGHT to alter or abolish. Kent Herrick, editor

"He is not after the enemies of the state; he is after the state itself." 

"Free Speech is the ability to say the objectionable without fear of consequence." k.m.herrick

FIRST AMENDMENT VICTORY

No more Fairness Doctrine

Washington, D.C. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski today announced the elimination of 83 outdated and obsolete media-related rules, including Fairness Doctrine regulations. Today's action is part of the FCC's reform agenda, which includes retrospective review of rules, elimination of rules that are no longer needed, and revision of rules to reflect changes in technology, thereby clearing the path for greater competition, investment and job creation. Chairman Genachowski has consistently and repeatedly stated his opposition to the Fairness Doctrine, which he pressed to eliminate by the end of August. The Fairness Doctrine is not currently enforced by the FCC and has not been applied for more than 20 years. Link

Be watchful for any new "attempt"!!

 

China Leads the way in Free Speech!!! ?

"All elements that cause disharmony should be erased at the offspring stage, and the virtual world (internet) should be closed watched, and public opinions should be better guided," HU said.

same thing Am. Democrats have said!

 OBAMA "information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation," Obama said.

"All of this is not only putting new pressures on you, it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy."

 

"Political correctness forms the shackles around our ankles, by which Islamist’s are leading us to our demise."

Brigitte Gabriel

AmericanCongressforTruth.com

What Horse$hit sounds like from a Supreme Court Judge .... Kagan "Whether a given category of speech enjoys First Amendment protection depends upon a categorical balancing of the value of the speech against its societal costs."

Herrickreport.com says: "Free Speech is the ability to say the objectionable without fear of consequence."

First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 

Amendment I

"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."

Wikipedia Definition and some court cases-not being a lawyer I leave it to others to argue the law.

"Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government."
— James Madison

We have taken from this Amendment and canonized into our way of life the Right to Free Speech. It was the framers of the Constitution who recognized that Free Speech was fundamental to the protection of the minority from the majority. In fact that's what the Constitution's Bill of Rights represents; that is Protection of  minority interests from the majority's ability to change the law to suit their purpose regardless of how "right" it is. 

During the so called "Free Speech Movement",  which in reality was the last time the American Left cared about Free Speech, anything was allowed to occur under the guise of "Free Speech". The Conservatives in this country found what the  Left said abhorrent but in time realized that Free Speech can cut both ways. The Left of the 70's understood little about life in general but did understand that basic freedoms began with the Right to Speak. Most people chose not to listen to their hysterical challenges to our historical intellectual borders;  but now understand that they did test those edges often and by definition of the First Amendment, did it constitutionally. 

 

"YOUR RIGHT TO SPEAK DOES NOT INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT TO BE HEARD" ...ed

 

Skip forward to the 2000 Election and we began to see that the Left was unprepared for Free Speech from the Right. In fact it became the Left that has condemned Free Speech as "hate" "radical" "extremism" "neo-con", "Nazis", "Religious". The Right no longer sees "Commies" under the bed; the Left sees the Right and Religious Right as being their class enemy and their Speech dangerous to the Republic. Dissent is being crushed in the guise of tolerance. There is no tolerance. Don Imus is an idiot; also out of work. He said stupid stuff; he deserves whatever his sponsors want to do with him. But the Left hammered him for Free Speech. The Left hammers so called intolerant church leaders and their parishioners. The Left hammers the bloggers, talk show personalities, any actor professing religion; and institutions or persons that fail to accept the theories of Dr. Gore and the Nazification of Global Warming.  Free Speech is Dead. 

Universities once the hotbed of Free Speech has led the "fight" to suppress it. "Many schools and universities have speech codes that limit free speech. Hate speech codes are rules intended to ensure an atmosphere free from harassment and intimidation, conducive to a learning environment." (Link)  But these codes are restricting the minority from the so called majority's right. The same argument was used in the 70's to protect hippies is now reversed to restrict student free speech.

  Emory University "Discriminatory harassment includes conduct (oral, written, graphic or physical) directed against any person or, group of persons because of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran's status and that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of creating an offensive, demeaning, intimidating, or hostile environment for that person or group of persons."

But who decides this?

Since most universities are run from the Left we can assume that the ACLU has a club there but not the Klan.

Test free speech .... anywhere .... work place, school, home! and see if it exists. It's dead.

Kent Herrick, 2007

 

 

Footnote 2009

 

Voter Fraud and Intimidation Supported by Obama's Department of Justice.

"Political appointees in the Justice Department killed a six-month investigation by career DOJ lawyers into the most blatant voter intimidation case in 40 years. Last November, jack-booted, uniformed, baton-wielding thugs from the New Black Panther Party calling themselves "security" obstructed a Philadelphia polling location and behaved in an intimidating manner toward white voters." Link


Now a Federal Crime .... Jail for e-mail.

and also do not criticize His Holy Name

"Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person, using electronic means to support severe, repeated, and hostile behavior, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both." Federal Crime 


 

Kent M. Herrick, Editor in Chief, 2007 

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