We’re #53! We’re #53!

Doesn’t quite have the ring to it that “We’re #1!” does, does it? Yet, that’s exactly where we rank in the area of press freedoms according to Reporters Without Borders.

“But the terrorists hate us because of our freedoms, don’t they?”

I guess we’re starting to cozy up to them. After all, we’re moving closer and closer to the Arab states: Kuwait (#73), the United Arab Emirates (#77) and Qatar (#80) all have more security than us, right? And the terrorists don’t hate them! If we could just… make ourselves… a little… more… secure…

Instead of taking lessons from those guys, maybe we should move back toward our roots, and take a lesson from people who have followed the American example: Macedonia (#45), Bulgaria (#35), Estonia (#6), or if we feel like taking on a nice challenge, Finland (#1).

But we shouldn’t do that. After all, that would be trading our security for freedom and, well we have to stay secure, don’t we? To make sure the terrorists don’t attack us again (or something like that)?

“Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it.” — Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, 1786.

Why do Thomas Jefferson and his liberal media hate America?

One thought on “We’re #53! We’re #53!

  1. I read over the rankings, and I find them suspicious at best. First of all the U.S. ranks below Jamaica. Jamaica is a police-state that has assassinated journalists for writing articles exposing human rights abuses against gays & lesbians in Jamaica.

    And what exactly is free press? and how free should it be? A few of the countries on the top of that list think “kiddie porn” is freedom of the press. Maybe being #1 in this case, isn’t such a good thing.


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