Monday, July 23, 2007

Requiring websites to present both points of view

According to a Rasumussen poll from July, 34% of respondents answered yes to the question, "Should Gov't Require Websites That Offer Political Commentary To Present Opposing Points of View?" That strikes me as, well, unbelievable. For one, do that many people really believe in restricting free speech like that? More importantly, do that many people believe that such is even possible? They'd have to send out to China for some censorship tips.

I'm flabbergasted by that number. I acknowledge there's plenty of plenty of people in the U.S. that don't understand how web sites work. I further acknowledge there's a number of people who favor "equality" over "freedom". But one third? That seems awfully high to me.