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:

Valerie-Jael said...

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

New Release Books said...

Interesting information. I didn't know.

Elephant's Child said...

I do hope those laws have been repealed.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

nashvillecats2 said...

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

Yvonne.

Unknown said...

Complicated for sure.

Jamie Ghione said...

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

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And now we have the exact opposite occurring.

Lily Allen said...

sorry I didn't know. .thanks for your information
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Birgit said...

How interesting. Kind of a contradiction to their ammendment.

Jeanie said...

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

Jacqui Murray said...

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

D.L. Finn said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

It surprised me.

CJ Kennedy said...

😮

Sandra Cox said...

I didn't either. Thanks for stopping by:)

Sandra Cox said...

I'm with ya on that one, Jeanie.

Sandra Cox said...

Innit the truth.

Sandra Cox said...

Hope all is well with you, Yvonne.

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed.

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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.

Sandra Cox said...

That's for sure.

Sandra Cox said...

We sure do, girlfriend.

Sandra Cox said...

Oh yes.

Sandra Cox said...

I know, right?

Lowcarb team member said...

I didn't know.

Happy Thursday wishes to you Sandra.

All the best Jan

Christine said...

Interesting.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

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

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Jan. And Happy Friday to you.

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed:)

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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

Yvonne said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

You bet. Have a great weekend, Yvonne.

Pat Hatt said...

Way to try and cover their own butt