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Freedom is under attack from many directions, seen and unseen. It
is the job of any government to place controls upon its subjects' behaviors.
It is the job for a goverment of free subjects to place universal limits
on the controls and limitations its people can place on one another.
Ventura was a third party candidate elected to the Minnesota gubernatorial
office in 1998. He promoted the third party as necessary for the large U.S.
population and said the two-party system “is great — it gives us
one more choice than Russia.”
What freedoms are at risk?
- Our Choice of Government. We never had a Republican President
in the United States before Abraham Lincoln... why should we now be shackled
to an entrenched bipartisan establishment? That's the same system that
Ralph Nader described as "a
duopoly between Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber!" If Nader perchance
doesn't run for the Green Party
this next election, I may just vote Libertarian
. Would I be "assisting" one of the bipartisan favorites? Don't
you believe it!--Such a vote, even in defeat, is a protest vote against the
entrenchment. (It's not the first time a president won by minority
vote!Perhaps some day it will be the last.)
- Our Freedom of Speech. Where do I start?
- Content Discrimination. Ralph Nader was the only
presidential candidate I've heard address the pertenant issue of
Discrimination. When Cable Services and Internet Service Providers can
dictate who will be heard according to their private financial interests,
anticompetitive behavior erodes our free speech.
- Intellectual Property. Congress has the option, not
the obligation, to award patents and trademarks for the encouragement of
creativity in art and science. Copyright laws wrestle the issue
of "fair use," a topic further obfuscated by the
Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Does it make a lick of
sense that law enforcement becomes a
crutch for a corporation, and then a
linch mob, when Dmitry Sklyarov
is jailed for months in the States, and his employers tried in court, for
demonstrating the weakness of Adobe's "theft prevention device"? The
scale of lost
freedom is staggering!
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