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Originally Posted by 67_250SE
Free speech means that when someone prints, publishes or otherwise disseminates somethng you don't agree with that you don't censor or shut them up. You just get your turn at printing your rebuttal.
Free speech is not censorship, or even prior restrain.
Free speech is "more speech" to fight whatever it is that you don't agree with.
The difference between the two concepts may have escaped you.
What escapes me is where the "threat" is. I saw none in their letter. The broadcast license allusion simply mentioned their duties as licensees.
People demand retractions of inaccuracies all the time. How is doing so "prior restraint"? And censorship? Where? They have no power to censor anyone.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address