January 17th, 1961; President Eisenhower warned the public of the impending threat posed by a disastrous rise of misplaced power involving the military industrial complex. Three months later, President John F. Kennedy would make an address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association; Emphasizing the need for a free and independent press. Making it clear that censorship and the act of covering up mistakes is unacceptable, especially in what’s suppose to be a free and open society.
Nevertheless, over 53 years later, it’s clear that while some circumstances have changed; The same warnings still very much apply. The unfortunate and honest truth is that the very censorship and misplaced power the citizens were warned about 53 years ago, we’re seeing occur today in the present. When the warnings of the past are ignored, history is doomed to repeat itself.
We now face a dilemma unfamiliar…
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