"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost." — Thomas Jefferson
"Iraq, Vietnam: those weren't caused by too many leaks, they were caused by an absence of leaks beforehand." — Daniel Ellsberg
You may have concerns that Wikileaks endangers American troops and enables terrorists. We think the evidence suggests otherwise. Wikileaks is actually doing something valuable that will strengthen America and save lives. Wikileaks has . . .
Hysteria has surrounded Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of Wikileaks. He's made politicians and military commanders look bad. In return, they've insulted and harassed him — even threatened to destroy him using their vast powers. But in reality . . .
The War on Wikileaks is really a war on truth and the First Amendment. We must end this war, and protect Wikileaks, for four reasons . . .
Reason #1: No one has been harmed by Wikileaks disclosures
Wikileaks does not harm the innocent. Its only "crime" is that it embarrasses the guilty.
Reason #2: Wikileaks provides the same press functions we expect from the mainstream media
Wikileaks actually STRENGTHENS journalism because it provides a treasure trove of source documents that citizens can use to test the accuracy of news reports. After all, YOU have Free Press rights too!
Reason #3: Wikileaks exposes corruption and wrongdoing in ALL nations, not just the U.S. . . .
Do we really want . . .
Reason #4: Wikileaks promotes transparency, which can SAVE lives
The State is meant to serve the people, and be subservient to them, not the other way around. Wikileaks is YOUR tool for maintaining The State in a subservient role.
The State has a dangerous monopoly on violence. Fail to comply with its edicts, and people with guns will come to your door. This power is so vast that EXTRA controls are needed to restrain it, including transparency, a robust press, and an alert citizenry that constantly exercises its right to petition the servants who manage The State.
Wikileaks is a valuable outlet for providing that transparency. It could even save lives. For instance . . .
Wikileaks empowers you. It's NOT your enemy. Please exercise your right to petition Congress. Urge your representatives to protect Wikileaks, and to stop the investigation and prosecution of Julian Assange.
Use the form at right to send your elected representatives a letter about this issue. It's easy!
We provide the first few words of the letter so that Congressional offices will see the most important point right at the start, and so that no one can hijack our system for another purpose. Here's the part we provide . . .