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  • by jdavidb (1361) on 2005.01.28 12:53 (#37859) Homepage Journal

    Err, I've got to clarify, I don't think the government properly has a role even in calling to account abuse of freedom of speech. I do believe that government officials in their role as citizens have such a role. I don't believe they should be prohibited from holding their personal opinions.

    We complicate things because of the belief that in order to be utilized the radio spectrum must be publicly held and regulated by the government through such means as the FCC, which then gives some credence to the idea that this public resource must not be used in ways unapproved by its collective owners. I'm not yet sure how I feel about all of this, and would much prefer an alternative that makes the spectrum usable without any government intervention.

    What makes me happy and, I hope, piques some interest, is that in the beginning of the quote, when the President says people with a problem with programming should turn it off, he doesn't sound any different from leftists who hate him and decry censorship and attribute it to him.

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers