Independence Day: Putin shows why the free press must prevail

Free Speech Center’s Ken Pauson in Florida Today, July 3, 2022, writes that it is time on the Fourth of July to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. He cites the sad case of Russia as an instance of what can happen if our rights vanish. “The Russian public has been told that their country is doing noble work ferreting out ‘Nazis'”, writes Paulson, “and that the West is engaged in its usual persecution of Russia and its people. Surveys say most Russians believe it.” He eliminated freedom of speech and press and left the people without ways of learning the truth. It is our responsibility to defend the free press and against all efforts to shut it down or discredit it, says Paulson.