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  •  that looks like a cacophany of... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...among the best Rec'd Dairies on Daily Kos to me. Or at least among the Top Comments. I know of a few (former and present) members here who've touched upon these topics a time or two(or thrice). And they say the blogosphere doesn't provide "breaking news"! Thanks for that link!

    Seems kind of strange to me, however, that in the land that invented the free press, copyright-protected works, and trademarks, that even today, in the world of netroots and search engines, censorship still manages to rear its ugly head from time to time.

    The truth cannot hurt anyone, save only those to whom stand to lose all of their worldly goods, their political heads, or their ill-gotten gains and power over us simply by the exposure of their wicked deeds committed in all of our names under the color of law, in and by the light of truthful, unrestricted, and unbiased examination.

    Not to mention the possibility of losing one's own freedom by un-checked tyranny and unenforced laws and rights nullified by those who presumed to think to our detriment and their ultimate demise, they were above the law, indespensible--untouchable.

    Censorship is the cloak of despots and liars, thieves and murderers, and is of the vile perverse recipe of tyranny that makes for the most heinous forms of police states and dictatorships. Both turn citizens with rights into subjects held in chains of obedience to a de facto king. Resurrecting the dead bones of monarchy and recasting the bonds and shackles of slavery is not worth one second of dubious temporary security if by doing so, one has lost their essential liberties and civil rights to live in peace as civilized men.

    No, I would rather live 5 minutes free, than to live 1,000 lifetimes as a subject to any one man, having that kind of power over my life.

    "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

    Patrick Henry of VA  March 23, 1775

    "Great men do not commit murder. Great nations do not start wars". William Jennings Bryan

    by ImpeachKingBushII on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 05:57:40 PM PDT

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    •  ahem with the exception of #24 on that list. (0+ / 0-)

      "Great men do not commit murder. Great nations do not start wars". William Jennings Bryan

      by ImpeachKingBushII on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 06:06:34 PM PDT

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    •  Not. (0+ / 0-)

      copyright-protected works

      England. Why do you think Dickens hated the U.S. ?

      He never received a penny for books published here.

      •  that's sad he was a gifted writer too... (0+ / 0-)

        ...don't know that much about copyright law in general. Just seems like he got a raw deal and I'm sure this isn't the first time it's happened to someone. But on the upside, all the hours of pure pleasure he gave generations, I should think, more than make-up for any monetary compensation he was robbed of in his lifetime. A truly great man who is right up there among the top literary minds of his class!

        "Great men do not commit murder. Great nations do not start wars". William Jennings Bryan

        by ImpeachKingBushII on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 07:18:49 PM PDT

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