It seems every-time I read a news story about Philadelphia, they are doing their best to prove that their long held title as the city of “Brotherly Love” is really a misnomer. The city that was the birthplace of the United States of America and was once the proud freedom loving Capitol of the US – now seeks to curtail free speech. It seems that the City of Philadelphia is now charging bloggers a $300 fee to operate a blog, along with taxes for any revenue they might bring in from advertisements. Translation – what better way to silence free speech, than charge independent bloggers an operational fee. It seems that in Philadelphia, free-speech will no longer be free and only for those wealthy enough to pay the City off for thinking and having an opinion. I am guessing that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and all the rest of the US Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves at this bit of news.
- Philadelphia Wants $300 Business License From Bloggers Who Make No Money (readwriteweb.com)