In a letter dated January 28, 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Virginia physician James Currie that
“our liberty depends upon the freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost.”
Throughout the years, many people from many backgrounds have spoken and written on the importance of a free press in keeping alive any Democracy. In a Representative Republic, such as the United States, it is even more important. We know that Democracies cannot help but consume themselves and were despised by our founding fathers. Yet, that is precisely what we have become. A dreaded Democracy. Even so, there are any number of reasons why a free press is still so critical to this nation. Among these are that it not only serves to inform, but it is a fundamental human right. It sheds light where darkness resides; it is an essential part of democracy; and it also plays a pivotal role in development. The important aspect here is that a free press is a human right.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in 1948 states:
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers.”
Independent news media provides the open source material for the public to make informed decisions. Where darkness resides, such as government corruption and abuse, the media has an important role to shed light upon it and bring it into the public domain.
The Press in the United States, specifically what we have come to know as the Mainstream Media, is now serving the forces of darkness. It serves no other purpose than to spread darkness. Not light. It must be stopped, and replaced with an transparent, unbiased, and independent press. This must become a priority in any new/old system we bequeath for ourselves.
CBS News President David Rhodes: Brother (Ben Rhodes) is Obama Deputy National Security Advisor. Instrumental in re-writing (inventing) the Benghazi talking points about the monkey worshiping slander video.
ABC President Ben Sherwood: Sister, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, is a Special Assistant to the Kenyan, Barack Obama, on national security affairs.
CNN’s deputy bureau chief, Virginia Moseley: Wife of Tom Nides, who was Hillary (the Killer) Clinton’s deputy.
There are more. Click on the link above and become familiar with the facts, while you still can.
Now, the Kenyan is holding private (secret) meetings with many of these same people, or their proxies. But will these Criminals (with their names in bold and underlined) as a result of their corruptness, be hung, shot, or guillotined someday soon? Are their names and photographs being put on paper for wanted posters? Should the time and need arise, will these be ready for circulation? (Bush did it with a deck of cards.) For surely these individuals will have to be rounded up to assure they are taken off of the streets and no longer can present a harm to the people of this nation. A Free Press, like our (slightly amended) re-affirmed Constitution and Bill of Rights, is a must. It will be, as Ford puts it, Job #1.
Meanwhile, we can overthrow them by our complaints, viewership, pocketbooks, and minds. Make them bleed. Hold them accountable.