I don't know, Freedom of Speech/Freedom of the Press, I don't believe is truly free. I mean, if reporters were free to report their true findings
on anyting they wished, they would. They wouldn't show only partical aspects of things. Take a look for example at some not-publicized-by-the-media
information onThe Federal Reserve Bank
I don't have any othe links at the moment at my disposal, however, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if there isn't a whole lot else that the media
supressed from us.
And, how can any one of us feel truly free to speak on the phone, when the government has been listening in/spying on anyone at whim. And this is
disregarding the so-called illegal spying without a warrant that has recently come to light. Under the Patriot Act, they could do the same thing,
just with a warrant that doen't even have to have your name on it from a secret court that supposedly rarely turned down a request for one.
You don't have to do anything wrong to have your privacy invaded. Ever since 9/11, all you had to do was walk down the sidewalk, smile and say
"hello" to a complete stranger in passing, that the gov't might have their eyes on. That automatically made you a possible target for
investigation and whatever they wanted to do with you after that. That is not free, and it is not anarchy, either. It sounds more like conditioning
of the general public for a true police state.
Just because it hasn't happened to you, or anyone you know, YET, doesn't mean that it won't tomorrow, or the next day, etc...
How free are we to write in a forum on the Internet our true feelings and thoughts? (true, on this one, I think that most of us do for now, but
don't you guys think that eventually they will catch up, as they have already done to some others and one day, freedom of exchanging of information
on the Internet will also be restricted) Just by the fact the the NSA got a patent about 3 months ago, allowing them to follow anyone they please
around the Internet and keep track of what websites they go to, etc... in a good indication that freedom on the Internet is soon to be restricted.