There was once a man who saw Truth confirmed. As the Sun came into
his presence, he saw with his eyes. He also felt it upon his skin and body. He
saw the flowers and blades of grass nourished from its warmth. He also believed
the Book that gave him this knowledge.
Meanwhile there were others who had no idea or appreciation of the
Creation. Although they could not explain man's part in the earth, they had
faith in his human wisdom. Meanwhile the first man did not come with all the
answers to this Truth. But what he had been blessed with was of greater value
than the little Truth of man in the flesh.
Peace and Paradise,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal September 3, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
PART 11: WHY WE
(FREEDOMJOURNAL) DON'T CENSOR
In the name of Jehovah God,
Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
The right to Free Speech is a God given right. Thus, prior to
man-made laws the people of the planet earth were given Free
Speech by the Creator. Also, came the principle of Free Will to choose
between good and evil. Therefore, the choice between God and Satan is a part of
the Divine Order of life. Therefore the law of man for example
the First Amendment is secondary in the eyes of believers.
There is also a political doctrine called Democracy. We believe in Democracy and Democracy is the embodiment of Free Speech. There can be no order in society without the basic Freedom of Speech. Therefore the Press (Media) has an expressed role to keep government in check. This means that without a Free Democratic Press a Democratic system of government is challenged.
Hence the exposure of corruption, wrong doing, and violation of the
public trust is a mission of responsible media. Of course
there are other institutions and individuals that are in the Public Sectors
that also need the scrutiny of the Press. These forces and actors are the
leading actors of Censorship of Truth. However why do so many
people believe in Censorship?
There are many people in this corrupt society that have a heart and
mind of larceny. Thus, they do not want to work in the best
interest of the public although they are in positions of authority and
trust. These people and organizations seek to Censor those that inform
the masses of the contradictions they pose. Often these people
and organizations seek to control media and denounce those
that they cannot control. Here Democracy meets one of its greatest threats. The
Censorship and destruction of Independent writers' and thinkers attack
the basic fiber of Democracy. Thus Democracy is held up for
review and opens the door for opposing political systems and
But are the attempts to Censor Truth possible? What of the
Censorship of that which is negative in society? However who
describes and identifies negative literature, art etc.? Therefore, is Free
Speech extended to someone who Hollers, Shouts, (Cry Out) Fire in a
crowded theater? In this instance one has to note the reality
of a fire or not. Thus if there is a fire, the person who shouts fire
to warn other human beings of danger has the God given right and the laws of
man protect this right. However if there is no fire, this is
not an exercise of Free Speech.
Meanwhile, one can easily determine the validity of Free Speech in
the example of fire or no fire in a theater. However, in the
realm of literature for example there is a more complex problem of defining
what is Truth and what is not. Thus, Truth to some people is a lie and
falsehood. On the other side a lie is Truth and vice versa.
But is Truth only afforded Free Speech in artistic expression?
Again we note that Truth is often noted in the beholder. Therefore,
a sane society extends Free Speech to all elements. However,
Truth reigns Supreme therefore Truth will over-shadow falsehoods
and lies. We argue that the Truth-Seekers have nothing to fear from lies and in
fact lies promote greater clarity for Truth.
As we move to complete this series, we will bring up for review the
positive nature of Censorship. Here we will again note basic
philosophical statements toward understanding Truth and
Censorship. Our basic point of departure will be the following. Censorship
allows the Truth Seeker to bring questions up for review that
in many instances were not known. Thus, Censorship allows the
Truth Seeker to make a deeper analysis of the opposition to Truth.