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WikiLeaks Internet Freedom and the Free Press

The free press is the mother of all our liberties and of our progress under liberty” – Adlai E. Stevenson, Illinois Governor and Ambassador to the United Nations. 1900 -1965)

Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell.” – New York Times Co. v. United States – US Supreme Court – June 30, 1971

Our “free press” is clearly abdicating its responsibilities. Worse yet, mainstream media do much more to aid and abet government deception than to expose it. For example, The New York Times and The Washington Post functioned as cheerleaders to deceive the people in America’s disastrous, illegal invasion of Iraq.

Enter WikiLeaks to take on a job shirked by our “free press”.

One blogger offers this opinion: “Our government fears WikiLeaks, not because it poses a national security threat, but because it exposes government deception. Deception is the currency of our political system. If our government couldn’t lie to the people, our present system of lobbyists transferring millions from special interests to our so-called “representatives” in return for taxpayer billions would disintegrate.

“Democracy requires that the people know the truth. The truth is our government often lies to us. The truth is our government’s foreign policies make us less secure (we’re making enemies faster than we can kill them). The truth is government deception is used to justify spending trillions on endless, illegal wars and on an endless, bogus ‘war on terror’, which has killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of foreigners and tens of thousands of Americans.”

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