Government and the Internet

Mostly Cajun posted this image and text in an entry called, “If You’re Gonna Steal Something…

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There is one reason and one reason only that a government would want the power to shut down the free and uncontrollably fast exchange of information that is the Internet, and that is to stifle the exchange of ideas. Those who are in control against the will of the people are the only ones who wish to prevent bloggers and texters and tweeters and other users of the internet from being able to post ideas and facts and instantaneous and uncensored news reports.

Well said, and something to remember should our government ever try to install an Internet ‘kill switch.’


Hat tip to Kevin at The Smallest Minority.

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