Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Cost Of Speech



Here is something DH read today, and this really has my ire up. If this happens all over the country dear friends, we will all be losers. I can't afford to pay this, neither can thousands of others. Free speech is becoming a thing of the past. I am thankful today, this very minute for all the blogging friends I've made here, for tips, ideas, etc. given freely by so many. Let's enjoy our freedoms while we may.


"Blogging is not a privilege to be trifled with by grasping city officials, but a right guaranteed by the Constitution. Speech is free — and not to be priced by government."

For the whole article go here.

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL

8 comments:

lemonverbenalady said...

I'm just posting this on my blog as well, FlowerLady! I'm with you!

Mrs. Mac said...

what a good snag with the curbside shopping :)

This 'free speech' article is disturbing ... what next?

Darla said...

Are you serious! This is just crazy!!

leavesnbloom said...

Yes I read that too on my friends facebook page - I was utterly horrified.

chars gardening said...

Wow, I had not heard about this, I will post it on my blog as well. Thanks for the info.

Jan (VA Zone 7A) said...

Wow, F.L.! This is scandelous! I am posting this to my facebook page, where there are lots of garden-bloggers, many trying to make a 'profit' in one way or another. This is disturbing.

Marti said...

This from the city of brotherly love? I don't see that their new law is enforceable, but it smacks of Big Brother at it's worst. I hope they backpedal quickly and take that one off the books. It's both ridiculous and incendiary.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I heard about this on the news. They said it was a sliding fee scale, and that only those who made profits from their blogs would be taxed. The information in that article is a little different.

Those are excellent points about bloggers not even using city services, so why should they be taxed?