Survey: Internet Access a Fundamental Right

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Jims45wow

Sure. If you mean "OK to access". 

If there is more meant than that, we must compare to what we are more familiar with: 

  • Do you have a right to get newspapers for free free? Every newspaper? Free storage for them? Free ads in them?
  • Free postage? Stationary? Address Labels?
  • Free telephone service? How many minutes are guaranteed? Wireless? What model of phone?
  • Free TV's? Color or B/W? Remotes? How big? Picture-in-Picture? (Because you might miss something without that feature....

This type of reasoning upholds the rights found in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and makes apparent the silliness of other claims to "Rights".

Be Free!

Jim

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lunchbox73

Well put. Too many people think they have all sorts of "rights" and think the world revolves around them. Just like the dopes in our country (USA) who think free healthcare should be a "right."

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Jims45wow

 "Well put."     Thanks, Lunch.

Jim

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opticallog

I just think it's funny and sad that people think that you can have a "right" to something that places an obligation on someone else's private property.

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EyesSewnShut

It's amazing how people from other countries like to generalize ALL Americans based on one American's opinion.

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Keith E. Whisman

Basic freedom of expression. It's not the internet that should be a right it's Freedom of Speech. Freedom of expression (there I stated it twice)

The 1st amendment to the US constitution. Now I don't think the Internet alone is a fundamental right. I believe that your right to expression is a god given right and no government has a right to infringe on that. Yeah I mean you China you asshole.

So really people are getting the internet mixed up. The internet is only a means to your right to freedom of expression so in an of itself it's not a right and you don't need to have a special right to it as it's already part of the 1st amendment your freedom of expression. So the question do you have a right to access the web is automatic of course because it's a means to exercising your 1st amendment right. 

What good is having a right to Web Access without freedom of expression? What is the purpose then to express yourself like I'm doing? I guess in China you can have the internet but you better not express yourself because the state is reading what you type and will arrest you if you say the wrong thing. So see what you get without freedom of expression and a right to the web is a constant threat from your government of imprisonment.

So give your people freedom to express themselves first and then ask if they have a right to the internet. 

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Neufeldt2002

It's amazing how americans think the world revolves around their constitution. Countries, such as the one I live in has our own constitution, do not force yours on me, I do NOT want it. Internet is a privilage that one pays for, you have a right to pay for it, or not, nothing more.

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Keith E. Whisman

Perhaps I wasn't clear enough. What I'm trying to say as a proud american and a Republican I believe that you have a right to express yourself. You have the right to access the internet. How you do it is another story altogether. I don't believe you have a right to free internet. I believe that you have the right to access the web weather it be free or paid for. 

And I well realize there are people out there that hate the USA and I'm fine with that until they attack us. And guess who are the dumb asses that respond to disasters around the world the quickest it's us, the USA. And the victims are usually extremely ungrateful. 

I wasn't trying to force the US constitution on anyone. I was basing my opinion on the US constitution and I might ad that most countries that have freedoms built into their constitutions are inspired by the US constitution.  

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ssbowers

The survey was from the BBC, which is British, and they polled multiple countries. It's amazing how people from your country are dumbasses.

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Neufeldt2002

Maybe you didn't read what I was commenting on. Yes, my bum is dumb, but at least my head isn't.

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ssbowers

I'm just cranky it's Monday morning. I know it's dumb to argue on the Internets!

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