Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pleading for the First

"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."

Check these out:

Southern Fried Children

Closed Captioned For The Thinking Impaired

Faith In Ambiguity

The M Half of the M-n-J Show

Word Nerd Speaks

Follow the links. Think about what this really means, not just for bloggers, but for everyone. American readers, think about whether this is the sort of country you want to live in. Do what you think is best.


  1. Possibly our most valuable right.

  2. Good move! Like the way you handled that. I assume no Sharpie on the screen was necessary.

    1. Thanks, man. The kids took care of the Sharpie for me.

  3. Excellent!
    Thanks, lovely!
    United we stand!
    I had to come back & redo the resolution of the infographic from I have posted...
    It was taking too long to load.
    Google in solidarity with the SOPA/PIPA Strike has slowed the web down to a crawl.
    Good on them!
    This is an historic moment.
    I sincerely doubt either bill will pass as written now after all this brouhaha,
    but they will be re-drafted so the pressure must be kept at our representatives' jugulars.

    Okay, time to black out again. :)

    1. Thanks for putting together such a lovely post for me to link to. Pressure there will be. Some things I won't let slide - 1st Amendment being one of them. Way too important to me.

  4. I am so out of my league. All I can do is take it all in, and thank you for attempting to continue urging me into the 21st century. It's nice to know that a good thing, such as First Amendment Rights, is still in vogue.

    1. Well, it's still in vogue with a lot of people. It would seem that there are some who would rather not deal with the nuisance of it, though.

  5. I hate copyright infringement but I hate censorship even more...copyright infringement is a problem but let's not pass a poorly written law because of it.

    I don't know what the answer is but sure as hell know SOPA ain't it.

    1. I completely agree with you. Our copyright laws are antiquated in a lot of ways and they need careful and thoughtful reconsideration to bring them into this century. But hastily written laws to protect a few, powerful, moneyed entities are not the answer.


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