Internet gets us info that government would like to hide |

Internet gets us info that government would like to hide

Joe Stack flew his plane into the IRS building. He left a suicide note on his Web site explaining his actions.

The FBI has shut down that site due to the “sensitive nature” of the situation, but not before a couple of news organizations downloaded his letter. It’s now in the public domain. If it wasn’t for the fast response of news people on the Internet, we probably wouldn’t hear the true story as to why he did this, and the authorities would have dismissed him as a deranged crackpot (which possibly he was, but if not for the Internet, we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to think and decide for ourselves).

In an era of a failing democratic process due to control of the mass media, it looks to me like the Internet is our last hope of retaining the right of lawful assembly.

Thank God for the Net!

Mike McCurley

Penn Valley

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