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From: email@example.com (Daniel Davidson)
Subject: Truth will not die for cash...
Date: 18 Dec 1995 19:17:54 GMT
Organization: San Francisco State University
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The whole point of Dennis Erlich's behavior on a.r.s, leading to
the raid on his home, and the FactNet three's behavior on a.r.s,
leading to the raids on their homes, was THE RIGHT TO PENALTY FREE FAIR
USE CRITICISM OF POWERFUL PUBLIC ENTITIES.
If we as a people are afraid to speak our minds because it causes
embarassment to powerful entities like Co$, then we are little
more than serfs and slaves. Any pretension to "freedom" then becomes
It would be an enormous tragedy if the decisions in any these cases
were sealed from public scrutiny. It would be *entirely* inconsistant with
their past actions if any of these people allowed themselves to be
silenced in exchange for lucre.
Perhaps I am niave, but I do not believe that these heroic people will
trade the truth in for cash.
The whole point of this struggle is to save another generation of children
from $cientology predation, predation that is made possible because
the public is largely uniformed of the magnitude of the abuses of Co$.
To take cash in order to allow $cientology to once again hide behind sealed
decisions trivializes the nature of the assaults on Dennis, Tom, Netcom and
the FactNet three. It would be a travesty.
I don't believe it will happen. I look forward to reading the decisions.
== Daniel Davidson ==
** Don't hit. Clean your mess. **