woofwoof - 12:02 am on Jan 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
As freejung puts it communication is a basic human right, the Internet just facilitates this. In a similar vein your government guarantees you the right to 'the pursuit of happiness' it won't make you happy or pay for your therapy. You should be careful not to confuse the right and the provision of that right.
And incrediBILL justifying anything by saying the military do it is truly bizarre, in fact saying that the military turn off communications during action should alone justify it as a needed right, If I was going to invade your house Id probably cut the phone lines before I came in to make sure you couldn't call for help, but i don't think this would justify my actions.
And also incrediBill you said
The USA only stopped being racially segregated a couple of decades ago also, deciding whether something is wrong or right based on how long its been available also seems a little crazy to me.
The most amusing thing here is out of the thousands of years of human civilization we've only had the Internet for a couple of decades, and most people didn't even know what it was until the last decade, and suddenly it's like air, we can't live without it, and heaven forbid you get denied access!