Wiki Leaks / Waki Leakers and the Police State

Some Dummy (Peter King?) in the Senate authored a bill to give life in prison to any journalist who publishes leaked information. It will be hard to convict even the thief of this information with treason under current law. Even espionage could be a problem since the law is written so vaguely that it could cause a serious inquiry into the constitutionality of said law. This is what was said on FOX News anyway.

The reason for this in my opinion is that our founders didn’t give the federal government a lot of power with which to keep secrets. The writers knew  that good governments have little need for it. We are not talking about the nuclear codes here. So far the wiki leaks have only confirmed what we already suspected, that we’re being lied to.

I don’t know what is in these documents, so it’s difficult to pass judgement on Assange or the leaker although the later should definitely spend a life in prison and Assange seems to have gone into the terrorism buiseness threatening to release a “poison pill” should he be arrested for publishing the release. Either the information is fit for release or it’s not. This move cements Assange as a dirtbag in my opinion.

The leaker in these situations is either treasonous or he feels the people have a right to the information. Either way he must be punished because we cannot have military officers making that decision on their own without repercussions. If he feels strongly enough that he is right he will accept the punishment and hope for pardon or stay. Although from what I gather this guy was no patriot.

Journalists an ethical responsibility to avoid releasing information that will get people killed. In other words specifics about a military operation that is ongoing, or informants names or locations, undercovers etc…

I think most of this information should not have been released, but I support his right to do so. Journalists, (especially those in other nations), news commentators and any private citizen for that matter have a right and a duty to report news and information that they think is pertinent. That is what our founders called “freedom of the press”.

We defeated Britain in no small part thanks to the printing press which was the internet of that generation. Now our government is the out of control empire and it is seeking to censor our media.

It was just released that the feds have been bailing out media companies in secret. Now they are going to start censoring the ones they don’t like. The MIAC report was leaked, should those who reported on it be thrown in jail? Are we only allowed to see government approved information?

At the same time the FCC is moving to regulate the internet and issue licences for blogs.

Make no mistake the constitution is under attack from domestic enemy’s. What will THIS generation do about it?

**My apologies to Scott Brown. I originally reported that he authored the anti-journalism bill.

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4 Responses to “Wiki Leaks / Waki Leakers and the Police State”

  1. John Burger Says:

    Thats crap what’s next death if you say nasty things about the president!!! We should be allowed to speak our minds and report on what is going on in the world. I dare them to try and actually pass that!!!! Such a police state!!!

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  3. This whole Wiki Leaks crap is playing right into the elitists hands. Obama wants to turn off the internet anytime he chooses and with the hack attacks of Wiki supporters, he now has the perfect excuse to do so. In my opinion this smells of another false flag attack.

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