Sunday, May 28, 2006

Banning...

I wasn't going to blog today.
It is Memorial Day and I don't
do holidays for the most part.

But one thing that is laying in
my craw. It is when an official
takes it on to ban something,
for his own personal reason.

A commissioner in Coeur
d' Alene put a ban in the
courthouse against a newspaper
blog. This commissioner with the
agreement of his two fellow
commissioners decided to ban
a blog.

It is kind of a political
blog.. Actually it covers all
kinds of subjects but during
election time it is heavier in
the politics. There is usually
a subject line, but even a wild
card can invoke heavy discussion
of politics. These people who
comment are from all walks of
life. All sides of the political dish.
All kinds of opinions. And 90%
of them are from the town which
the blog is done. Voters folks.

So for a official to ban just one
blog, for the sake of what was
said about him, by the public,
or the other candidates is not
only childish, but borderline
break against the First Amendment.

Had he said no online except,
direct business with the courthouse.
Then so be it. If he had said no
blogs, or other reading material
while working, that would have
been fine. But to single out one
blog... run by a newspaper.
Well, folks, it is just wrong.

I may not agree with
Huckleberrys Online
all the time, but I sure
will defend its right to blog, and
the public's right to comment.

And his deed is toothless, as the
people will read the blog when they
get home...or on their own personal
laptop. HE only showed the voters

were right... in not voting him in for
another term.

2 comments:

Dogwalkmusings said...

Good going Cis.

maureen said...

I'M CERTAINLY NOT A POLICAL PERSON, MAYBE SHAME ON ME FOR NOT GETTING INVOLVED WITH POLITICS SINCE IT AFFECTS US ALL AND OUR BABIES, BUT ISN'T THE USA THE PLACE WHERE WE CAN SPEAK OUR MINDS FREELY NO MATTER IF IT'S AGREEABLE OR NOT? I FEEL VERY PROUD AND LUCKY THAT I'M A CITIZEN. I HAVEN'T LOOKED AT THAT PARTICULAR BLOG, SO I'M NOT FAMILIAR
WITH IT, BUT YES CIS THAT DOES SOUND LIKE AGAINST THE 1ST ADMENDMENT TO BAN IT.
MAUREEN
P.S. MY 21YR OLD GRANDSON (WHO HAS A WIFE AND A 5MO OLD AND A 1 1/2 YR OLD)THAT HE WILL LEAVE AT HOME TO GO FOR HIS 2ND TOUR OF DUTY FOR A YEAR IN IRAQ IN JULY TO PROTECT OUR FREE SPEECH IN THIS COUNTRY.