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"You will be punished if you come after us."

Why should we be afraid of being punished for voicing our opinions? Why do certain entities feel compelled to attack others and try to sue them into submission? Is this what America is coming to? Reading the First Amendment of the Constitution, it states clearly that “Congress shall make no law […] abridging the freedom of speech” but we are starting to find that lawyers have no morals when it comes to using the power of litigation to shut an someone up. With enough money and political clout, anyone can be silenced — Al Franken just got lucky because Bill O’Reilly and Fox were acting like petulant 4-year olds. If they had been thinking more clearly then they could have successfully silenced him; which would have been an unfortunate circumstance for all Americans. Like I’ve pointed out before, the silencing of individuals is one step closer towards a totalitarian state.

Posted by huxley75 at August 27, 2003 3:43 PM