"Restoring Liberty?"

Posted: Tuesday, November 02, 2010

In the Anchorage Daily News, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, page A5 is an announcement: "Miller town hall meeting set for today in Anchorage." There are a couple of excerpts that are a little interesting. One is "Don't let the media skew your vies," and another is "restoring liberty to our state and nation."

Though this announcement had a negative media reference, anyone and everyone seems to be invited. I'm aware that Miller has been trying to erase his extremist image and he likes to talk about the Constitution. I've seen pictures of the Alaska Dispatch editor handcuffed and sitting in the school hallway. Also, there's an eyewitness account of a former Miller supporter in the Oct. 19, 2010 Anchorage Daily News that said "the editor was aggressive but not a threat." This incident can be found by computer and can be read from several different sources. It can also be viewed on YouTube.

I have several questions about what happened. First, isn't arresting a news editor rather "extreme?" Second, is it true newspapers are considered guardians of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Third, how is this kind of treatment of a news editor restoring liberty to our state and nation?

Albert Judson


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