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First Amendment is being used to take down the Second.

Sorry to belabor the obvious but this ridiculous rant by Piers Morgan demonstrates where the real issue is.

Perhaps America is being directed to focus upon the wrong amendment to cure all of the nation's ills. The consolidation of the power of the press, and as I use the word press it relates to all media, has created a juggernaut of power which is being used to threaten all other rights given by the Constitution.

Their thinly veiled attacks on internet freedom are clear evidence that they view sites such as this as a threat, and will continue their subversion until they prevail.

This is a perfect storm they have created, if we attempt to reign in these mega conglomerates and their abuses, they will turn any efforts we attempt back upon us and focus anything we attempt back against internet freedom.

I'm aware of the laws which have been discarded that protected the nation from that which has occurred, i.e. the consolidation of the power of the press. Any suggestions where this should lead?

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...used to threaten...rights

...used to threaten...rights given by the Constitution. Given?

The US Constitution, a government document, gives nothing. The American citizen can point to it to guard himself against or to begin redress against a government employee who behaves outside the Constitution. At best, the Constitution is a protection.

So, ...rights protected by the Constitution. :)

Otherwise, intelligent post.

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More specificlly

Reice Priebus. This comment was a response to Xham's comment below.

There are no politicians or bankers in foxholes.

We need Yard Signs to counter this tactic.

Its the CIA behind the signs protesting the NRA.

We need counter their same tactic.

Dictators love gun control.
Obama is Hitler
Want to endup in a camp?

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Thanks Michael Nystrom

for front paging this.

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Excellent observation

Thank you.

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You and others may enjoy this

You and others may enjoy this article by Ted Turner published in 2004. I do not agree with most of Ted's politics but this is a great first hand account of the death of independent media and its recent history.
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2004/0407.turner.html

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

Turner is kind of an ass

and regulation is a bit ironic for us to seek here but his statement "The FCC says that we have more media choices than ever before. But only a few corporations decide what we can choose. That is not choice. That's like a dictator deciding what candidates are allowed to stand for parliamentary elections, and then claiming that the people choose their leaders. Different voices do not mean different viewpoints, and these huge corporations all have the same viewpoint--they want to shape government policy in a way that helps them maximize profits, drive out competition, and keep getting bigger.
Could easily be applied to the recent election.

There are no politicians or bankers in foxholes.

I agree with you on Ted.

I agree with you on Ted. After participating in the corporate consolidation that led to Time Warner eating CNN up from his plate, whether his motivation is from spite or a true wish to get this information out to the people as he left the fray, it is at least interesting to hear him explain in detail the progression of the complete corporate take over of the 4th estate of our free society in 30 short years and the corrupt mechanisms used to manipulate each market in progression.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

We have a dictator deciding the candidates

Its called the GOP.

It is almost funny.

It was meant to be the other way, we got the second to keep the first.

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