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RE: On Internet and social responsibility
From: <measl () mfn org>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 17:26:39 -0500 (CDT)
On Sat, 15 Sep 2001, Andy Walden wrote:
On Sat, 15 Sep 2001, David Schwartz wrote:
I think you misunderstand what free speech is and means. Freedom of speech
means the right to express those ideas you wish using that which is yours to
use. It does not include the right to commandeer other people's presses.
Common misconception that Freedom of Speech has anything to do
with you or me and what we tell each other. Actually Freedom of Speech
means freedom from governement censorship, and has nothing do with with
U.S. Citizen to Citizen communications.
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.
I believe we were talking about the custom/concept of free speech as
[supposedly practiced in the U.S.] opposed to the Constitutional "Free
sysadmin () mfn org
If Governments really want us to behave like civilized human beings, they
should give serious consideration towards setting a better example:
Ruling by force, rather than consensus; the unrestrained application of
unjust laws (which the victim-populations were never allowed input on in
the first place); the State policy of justice only for the rich and
elected; the intentional abuse and occassionally destruction of entire
populations merely to distract an already apathetic and numb electorate...
This type of demogoguery must surely wipe out the fascist United States
as surely as it wiped out the fascist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The views expressed here are mine, and NOT those of my employers,
associates, or others. Besides, if it *were* the opinion of all of
those people, I doubt there would be a problem to bitch about in the
Re: On Internet and social responsibility Vadim Antonov (Sep 15)
Re: On Internet and social responsibility Rubens Kuhl Jr. (Sep 15)
RE: On Internet and social responsibility Roeland Meyer (Sep 15)