Here in the United States, we’ve really got a thing for free speech and free press. It’s in the first amendment to our constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Recently, a website called Wikileaks has been attacked for releasing government secrets, and it’s been abandoned by many of its key supporters like Amazon and Paypal. Public opinion seems to be swinging against Wikileaks. The Electronic Frontier Foundation sees this as an attack on our freedom of speech.
I’m posting this to note my support for Wikileaks and open internet. Visit the EFF to see how you can say no to online censorship, too.