Three years ago, I wrote a lengthy blog about my concerns regarding our First Amendment rights. This update will be short and succinct.
This month, in the Investing section of this website, I put together a list of launch dates for major digital / social-media companies. It is stunning how young these companies are, yet capable of influencing the world. As of this writing, Google is 22 years old; Twitter, 2.
Lately, I have been concerned about these companies’ blatant disregard for the First Amendment Rights of the American citizens. Audaciously, they have been censoring contents, blocking what they consider inappropriate based on their own subjective standards. Not only is such censorship inappropriate but illegal.
I am beginning to suspect that such illegal censorship has been occurring because the founders of these companies, while technically brilliant, are completely ignorant of American history, Constitution, and the law.
I am 99.9% confident that once the issue of the Constitutional rights of the American citizens vs. social-media companies’ ability to censor contents reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, it will be resolved swiftly. Here is why:
- In 1997, the United States Supreme Court already declared the Communication Decency Act as unconstitutional.
If censorship were to continue to be allowed, that would be the beginning of the end of the U.S.A. as we know it. Not only will it be disastrous for most Americans, but for those from around the world who aspire to immigrate to the U.S.A. as well.
As for me, as a teenager who was determined to change my life for the better, I kept my hope alive by believing that I could someday come to America. As an adult immigrant, I have been living the American dream ever since, no matter how tough life became. It is because, in the U.S.A., I no longer need to deal with the rest of society trying to interfere with how I think – as I have always believed. The Bill of Rights protects me to live my life in freedom. Along with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America, the Bill of Rights is part of America’s Founding Documents.
The only dream about which people the world over talk about is the American Dream. Try putting any other country’s name before the word, “dream.” Instantly, it loses its profound meaning. If people from the rest of the world were desperate to walk away from whatever horrific conditions in which they find themselves, where else could they go where individual rights and freedom of its citizens are protected by the country’s Constitution?
I, for one, am intent on helping to keep the beacon of hope alive not only for American citizens but for those from abroad who desperately need it.