Saturday, January 28, 2012

This is really troubling

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death the right to say it."  That quote is generally attributed to Voltaire, though whoever said it certainly put forth perhaps the most basic principle upon which this nation was founded.  That is why this article in the Daily Mail is so disturbing:
U.S falls to 47th in press freedom rankings after Occupy crackdown

The article is about an annual ranking by a group call Reporters Without Borders.  I know nothing about them and cannot vouch for the reliability of the ranking.  However, the fact is that we should always and unquestionably be the most free of all countries when it comes to the freedoms of expression, including the press (even though I, like Voltaire, often disapprove of what the biased MSM says).  And as to the Occupods, we should let the idiots freeze in unanimity.  Giving them any air time or ink was more than they deserved.  Nonetheless, I will defend to the death their right to be frozen idiots.

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