When I tried to get Al-Jazeerah, one of my favourite sites (see Special Links), this was all I could get.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Dear Readers, Al-Jazeerah.info has been a US independent forum promoting peace between the US and the Arab and Muslim worlds and between Israelis and Palestinians, for the last five years. The Editor of Al-Jazeerah has concluded that he cannot do this job at this time. He decided to stop the publication for now hoping to resume it when conditions change in a later time. Thanks for the readers' support.
It seems the Editor, seeing the writing on the wall in America regarding honest blogging, has departed the scene before he ends up in jail.
Unfortunately, another serious blog that deals with issues of consequence has been sunk by the gagging legislation of a right-wing Government while blogs which peddle trivia or gossip or sleaze or who construct their posts principally from the literary efforts and ideas of other bloggers get laughable awards!
Such deep irony. Such terrible implications for freedom and democracy.