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Originally posted by Amaterasu
I was reading somewhere where the "news" was deemed not to have any responsibility (beyond personal liability) to report the actual news... Trying to find where that was.
Anyway, a court case was won by the "news" organization which was reporting falsities, with the ruling coming down that they were under no obligation to actually report news - basically just protect advertisers... I guess this is the next step. Fabricate figures. Since they are under no requirement to report truth.
Originally posted by Maxmars
If I'm not mistaken you might find a relevant starting point at the Fox News case in Florida when a pair of reporters tried to publicly present their finding that Monsanto was using dangerous hormones in their dairy producing cows. The courts upheld that Fox is not obliged to tell the truth.
Originally posted by dave420
reply to post by Amaterasu
The constitution is a living document - it was supposed to be re-tooled every generation. The US is no longer living in fear of Britain re-invading and messing everyone over.
If the government is corrupt, either the armed forces will support it or they won't. Either way, it is the armed forces that will decide whether the government is toppled, not a few ill-trained accountants with no logistical support or close air support.
It's a romantic image - the American citizens armed, ready to stand up to their government, but it is an anachronism.
The second the government got weapons the population can't have, the game is over.
Now all the US is left with is a staggering level of firearm-related death, and no way to remove a corrupt government. Yay treating a 200+-year old document as dogma! Progress!
Originally posted by Ron Paul Girl
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
I caught Charlie's stupid poll statement on the guns as well. I was also wondering at the time, "Where the heck did he pull that out of??"
He'll get our assault rifle only by removing it from our cold dead hands.