Posted by: thescoundrel | August 23, 2010

Free Speech – No Longer Free

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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.


  1. This fee should apply to left-leaning bloggers only. Call it, ‘the price of lying.’ Ghost

  2. As if a $300 tax on bloggers isn’t bad enough, lawsuits against bloggers and anonymous commenters are on the rise.

    If this trend continues, in order to blog you’ll need an accountant and a lawyer! 🙂

  3. I suppose this is the type of Big Brother ideology we must expect from a MaoTse Tung/Chavez-cozy Team Obama.

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