Monday, September 22, 2014

Inherit the Wind - law and its place in maintaining a just and free society

"You cannot administer a wicked law impartially. You can only destroy.
A wicked law destroys everyone it touches...its upholders as well as its defiers.....
...Soon we will be marching backwards, to the 16th century, 
when burned a man who dared to bring enlightenment and intelligence to the human mind."

A few thoughts of a simple person: 

Censorship brings us to a slippery slope that ends in various forms of fascism. 
Free speech has the opposite effect and brings the public closer to true democracy.

When corporations take over the practical administration of censorship or freedom of speech, they can write pretty much anything they want into the private contracts that govern speech for each of their employees, contractors, and suppliers. These relate far less to law, and thus the transactions are less involved with law, than would be the case for states or communities.  Corporations can abolish freedom of speech within the domains that they control. Then they, as legal "persons," can defend their own free speech in the form of political donations and advertising. Human voices are silenced and distorted in this way.