Re: Protest Unconstitutional Bill
Feb 09, 1996 06:49 PM
by liesel f. deutsch
I need to add a problem to what Alexis said, because I too believe in the
freedom of speech, & something occurred here locally, & I don't know how I
would deal with it. 2 Grammar school boys got instructions from the Internet
about how to make a primitive bomb. They had already tried it out, & were
getting ready to bomb their school, when they got caught. I'd like to get
some opinions of others on this net as to how they would handle this, not
the boys so much, but the fact that someone can put on the internet
instructions on how to make a bomb for kids to learn. How do you deal with this?
Member TI, HR, 5thRR
>At 11:37 AM 2/8/96 -0500, you wrote:
>>Perhaps things are different in New Zealand, but in the US we consider any
>>attempt to control ideas to be very bad indeed, no matter what the idea.
>> This creates certain tensions in our society, but as a people we tend to
>>believe that you can never have too much freedom and people who think
>>otherwise learn very quickly how little attention we pay to their laws.
>>Note to all who are interested:
>President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Bill, which was badly
>needed. It is important to remember that the censorship of the Inter-net was
>a "rider" to that bill attached by Senator James Exxon. That's one of
>america's big problems, ill intended people put really nasty or self-serving
>"riders" on to bills providing vital services and, in effect, Blackmail the
>President into signing the Bill. The Budget Bill is a prime example of this.
>But it is true too, that at almost the moment of signing the bill, law suits
>challanging its constitutionality were filed. It is almost certain that the
>courts will rejct that portion of the bill as clearly contravening the "Free
>Speech" provisions of the american Constituion. Most American's see free
>speech as probably the most vital of our vaunted "Freedoms". I do too!
>alexis dolgorukii, member T.I.>
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