Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom…of the press…
And, perhaps unfortunately, it cannot.
Because a free press is an essential part of the balance of power in the United States (and in any other country, for that matter). It is the watchdog that keeps the government in line.
But our press has become more powerful than our government. Even the course of presidential elections is now dangerously influenced by the American press, which conducts polls that practically determine who will be president.
There is no balance of power anymore, regarding the American press. Freedom of the press is now the most abused freedom in our Bill of Rights.
The American press has been criticized for being biased, perhaps since it was established. And it has been criticized for being biased toward the political left–with good reason–for decades. So this is nothing new.
What is new is that the American press is now an instigator, above everything else. It has become completely irresponsible in its actions–literally inciting hatred, discord, rioting, and even murder.
More like an attack dog than a watchdog.
Sometimes the motive for the American press, in its new role of instigator, is political. But more often it is financial. The American press will do anything for money.
Lately, the American press has been using the “race card” with abandon–inserting the issue of race into every single event, even when it has nothing to do with race. It is instigating racial discord. Specifically, it is inciting hatred toward White Americans–especially White law enforcement officers–while simultaneously pretending to champion the rights of Black Americans.
During the 1950’s and 1960’s, the American press truly did champion the rights of Black Americans.
But now the American press just pretends to champion the rights of Black Americans, when it is really just attempting to use Black Americans for its own diabolical purposes.
The American press is no longer the watchdog, but the instigator. And it doesn’t care how many Americans’ lives are destroyed, how many American lives are lost, in its quest for the “Almighty Dollar”.
Yet Congress can make no law abridging the freedom of the press–our government cannot regulate our press.
So it is up to us.
We, the people of the United States, must be the collective watchdog that keeps our press in line. We are the only ones who can do it. And we have a far more difficult task, as the watchdog of the press, than any government could ever have.
How do we get our press in line?
The only way to solve any problem is to first recognize the problem.
The only way we can solve this problem of abuse of freedom of the press is to first recognize that the American press is no longer serving us–it is serving only itself.
Everything we read, watch, or listen to–every potential Trojan horse the American press sends us–we must read, watch, or listen to, with skepticism. We must consider the true intentions behind every single bit of “information” our press gives us. And instead of just accepting whatever our press tells us–we should ask ourselves what our press is not telling us.