FREE SPEECH, POLITICAL
POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS AND CANDIDATES,
CITIZEN AND GRASS-ROOTS ORGANIZATION INVOLVEMENT
century or so from now, observers looking back on the 1990s will
consider the advent of the Internet and the World-Wide Web one of the
great watersheds of history – comparable technologically to the
invention of movable type, artistically to the Renaissance, and
socially to the Declaration of Independence... Tens of thousands of
creative network citizens across the world are setting up their own
information servers and joining the Web. In the process, those net
citizens are completely bypassing the Establishment with its
bureaucracies, class hierarchies, and power structures, not to mention
the entire monolithic apparatus of the traditional publishing industry!"
— Ray Duncan, PC Magazine, May 16, 1995
|"The First Amendment says nothing about a right not to be offended. The risk of finding someone else's speech offensive is the price each of us pays for our own free speech. Free people don't run to court – or to the principal – when they encounter a message they don't like. They answer it with one of their own." — Jeff Jacoby|
prepared for any argument!
Learn the lessons others have learned
– often, the "hard" way.
Example: Remain the judge of your own actions. Never surrender that position by default. When the enemy screams "Foul!" the loudest, you know you're doing him the most damage. Those who help him scream are also the enemy.
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