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Forum Post: NSA Using Copyright Claims To Crush Free Speech?

Posted 4 years ago on Aug. 20, 2013, 5:47 p.m. EST by john322 (0)
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[-] 1 points by ThomasKent (131) 4 years ago

Amendment I

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.

If speech requires an authority's permission, payment of a fee, royalties or licensing then it is not free speech, is it?

[-] 1 points by forourfutures (393) 4 years ago


What part of Article V do people not understand. Why do they understand (?) the options (none) better?

Check articlev.org, pay attention to the preparatory amendment threads. Read the draft revision of the 1st Amendment if you can find it. I'd say it was a near perfect inversion of our situation in some ways. They might still know everything about us (for awhile), but we, for the first time in a long time, will know everything about them.

"We" basically do now, but free speech is abridged so a uniform opinion cannot form to make uniform knowledge know AND capacity to disapprove.