Monday, January 31, 2005

Get 'Em While They're Young

What ever happened to Youth In Rebellion? Well, looks like they're
growing up to be Young Bushies. Consider a recent survey from the Knight
Foundation, which presented the full text of the First Amendment to high
school students and asked them what they thought of it. More than one third
of those polled say it goes too far -- and about half of those polled singled
out "freedom of the press" especially, arguing that newspapers should be
required to vet their stories with a government censor before publication.

The First
Amendment Center
has an interesting discussion of this survey.

Of course, I may be all wrong about the Youth of Today. Maybe they're
just planning for future careers as government media lapdogs -- after all,
it's a job that pays really well.

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