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brendan4352
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Mr.DavidCahill
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Freedom of speech

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Started: 5/19/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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brendan4352

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1) The American people have a freedom of speech which allows them to say what ever they want to who ever they want in what ever way they want to say it. So that means people can post a story about something that just happened and categorize it as news if they want to without having to "register" their information. With a registration comity, they will be able to choose what information can and can not be received by the public.
Mr.DavidCahill

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Yes sir, I agree with you that the American people have the right to free speech. However, with the responsibility of free speech, comes the need to truthfully represent opinions and facts and with all effort, separate the two from public forum. This will keep political parties and corporate entities from using the term " news" to misrepresent the people in which they are purportedly representing. Opinion should be printed in a forum dedicated to collective thought and ideology. You do not see advertisements on our ballots for election do you? Because there is a clear line drawn out, separating fact from opinion on these documents, and in all legal documents. Seeing that politics are the base of our nations legalities, they should be most definitely separated and respected. The comity would have to be built with precise and unbiased balance, which would in my opinion be a very difficult task. Congress and Senate Pass bills on behalf of the people, they decide what passes and what does not, even though they represent us, this poses the exact same problem opportunity that you fear in a registration comity. If we built one system to work, i think we can build an appropriate system for this to be plausible.
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