Saturday, August 29, 2009
Hope and Change – The Future
This needs little explanation but if you want further detailed coverage, just click this link to get the latest on the advancing control being exerted by the government. The design is credited to, and shamelessly stolen from the Day by Day web site.
To grant the White House the power to control the functioning of the internet is mind and thought control of epic proportions. It is impossible to imagine any emergency which would warrant this stifling of free speech. The first amendment ramifications are immense. It could only be made worse if the language of the bill required selective closing of individual web sites.
The noble men of widely varying opinion on the issues facing the fledgling country were in universal agreement that every argument should have the privilege of being heard. The very first enumerated “right” is that of free and unfettered speech.
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 of the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
The first ten amendments (the Bill of Rights), were ratified effective December 15, 1791.
There is no greater cause to fault those in government for lack of understanding of the Constitution than the offering of this proposal. This ham-handed attempt to abridge the God given rights of all Americans is yet one more immoral demonstration of their arrogance and outright hatred for the values which we all hold dear.
In 1790, the first US Census reported a total population of just under 4 million (3,929,214) souls. Our current number is variously reported as about 308,000,000 to 310,000,000. The historical population was therefore only 1.268 % of our current number. As a result, the pamphleteers and public speakers could manage to communicate effectively to a much smaller audience. With today’s unmanageable mass, the message needs to be delivered with an appropriately enlarged capacity. Prior to the historic emergence of the finished constitution, there were many supporters of the British Crown who attempted to stifle those writers and speakers in favor of Independence. The founders quickly recognized this and made the first issue the freedom of speech.. Absolutely any abridgement of that right is by definition treason and failure to “uphold the Constitution of the United States.”
In His abiding love,
Posted by One of the Moons at 11:38 AM