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SAVING THE INTERNET ONE CLICK AT A TIME | Public Hearing on the Future of the Internet | Tuesday, November 16, 2010



“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”

Who said this? Thomas Jefferson? Tom Paine?

Neither, evidently.

The final chapter of Ida B. Wells’ autobiography, Crusade for Justice (University of Chicago Press 1970), begins, “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” She goes on to argue that although the United States does have some “wonderful institutions” to protect our liberty, we have grown complacent and need to be “alert as the watchman on the wall.”
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It was neither Thomas Jefferson nor Tom Paine who uttered those words; it was Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), an African American who spoke out throughout her lifetime against lynching and other forms of terrorism.

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Wikipedia’s history of the FCC
The Federal Communications Commission was created in 1934 to protect the public airwaves. Americans in the 21st century are largely unaware that the broadcast band is public property.


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