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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #20)

Sat Sep 21, 2013, 02:06 PM

33. Well, think of it like other laws designed to limit the scope of other amendments

The original intent of the law was to ensure we could not curtail/shorten the freedom of the press:

"or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press"

The founders could not have seen how the press would change over the centuries. So maybe we need to change the first amendment or spend lots of time trying to understand their intent (I heard some author say it was so the press could more freely print slave trade ads and such.....)

We need our current government to work more diligently to ensure that only the few can be considered the press (notice that they didn't say people but press, which could, maybe, possibly, mean only printed press and not electronic - so if you don't have an actual printing press you cannot be part of the press).

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