Blow WikiLeaks Off The Internet

August 2, 2010 06:29

It’s not a matter of free speech, but life and death. If not done quickly, people will die. People we’ve promised to protect. People who will be the future of their country.

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Admittedly, it’s a tall order, considering the protections of the U.S. Constitution for free speech.

“As a legal matter, it’s a nonstarter to think about totally depriving WikiLeaks — or any other voice of which we disapprove — of the ability to function,” noted First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams told IBD. The case, he said “is a good example of dealing with the Internet age — it’s different from a few years ago.”

For now, “the way to do it legally is to take it to court and prove they violated a law, or to change a law for future cases.”

Even so, Abrams noted that secrets exist that “all agree should be kept secret.” And he concedes that during World War II, U.S. troops would have blown Tokyo Rose off the air if they could.

But the war is going on right now, and Afghans will almost certainly die due to WikiLeaks. We believe Assange’s act was malicious and intentional, in essence an act of war to aid our enemies.


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