Thursday, November 19, 2020

Did You Know

 

Did you know, congress passed the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, allowing them to jail newsmen writing against the President, against congress or the government, if they considered it malevolent or scandalous? Yes, it did violate the First Amendment.

36 comments:

  1. No, something else I didn't know!! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Interesting information. I didn't know.

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  3. I do hope those laws have been repealed. The current POTUS would have a field day.

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  4. Yet another fact I didn't know Sandra.
    Hope all is well.

    Yvonne.

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  5. I've heard of the Alien and Sedition Act, but have never really understood what it is.

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    1. The short version: National Security Acts that were passed when America feared war with France.

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  6. And now we have the exact opposite occurring.

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    1. It seems that way for sure. But the way some reporters have been attacked is unnerving. Look what happened to Jamal Khashoggi and we did nothing to sanction Saudi Arabia.

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  7. sorry I didn't know. .thanks for your information
    clipping path

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  8. How interesting. Kind of a contradiction to their ammendment.

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  9. I didn't know that. I hope that someone counting down his days doesn't know that either.

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  10. Yep, did know that one. I didn't last long. We like our free speech!

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  11. Glad it didn't last and we have free speech:)

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  12. I didn't know.

    Happy Thursday wishes to you Sandra.

    All the best Jan

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  13. I was gonna say...the jails would be packed full for centuries!

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    1. Ha.Innit the truth.
      Though, I do feel the serious journalists are being reviled.

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  14. Sorry I'm late visiting. I had read about this years ago, but completely forgot about it until you mentioned it, dear.

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    1. I'm afraid I'm later:)Politics have always had a dark side haven't they?

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  15. Wow. I never knew. Interesting. Thanks for the info!

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  16. Way to try and cover their own butt

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