1st Amendment Cancelled for InternetSubmitted by JohnMikal on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 10:48
The internet wasn't around when the Constitution was written. The country's founders could never have envisioned how many millions of people could have been contacted with just a few minutes of work.
The first amendment was written in an age when speech could not have had anywhere near as much damaging effects as it does in this new medium.
Therefore, free speech will no longer apply to the internet. Watch what you say or you'll be locked up.
This is the logic some are using to try and control guns. (i.e. muskets were used back then, it was a different time, the constitution doesn't really apply now). Perhaps this analogy will help them see one of the dangers of that type of logic. Maybe we can even get some media people on board the freedom train by pointing this out.