2007-05-04 : Letter : Government abuses laws

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2007-05-04 : Letter : Government abuses laws

Postby GOSA » Wed, 2007-06-06 07:58

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Government abuses laws to control our freedoms


May 04, 2007 Edition 1



The press seems to be in agreement with laws such as the Firearms Control
Act - yet the self-same press is vehemently against the gun control law's
twin brother; the Film and Publications Amendments Bill.


The press should not complain about the presence of blinding censorship
smoke when the fires of gun control were actively flamed by the press and
the editors. Government interference should not be tolerated.


The intellectual and physical infrastructure used by the government to
muzzle the press with censorship is usually born from laws such as gun
control laws. As with gun control, censorship laws are presented to society
as some sort of crime-fighting tool. But such laws are abused behind the
scenes by the government to exercise immoral control over our freedoms.



On Press Freedom Day yesterday, as a victim of gun control, I wish the
media good luck in defending their freedom from government meddling.


Emilio Halepopoulos


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