One of the things about having a blog in America is that you get to post pretty much whatever you want, whenever you want. If you are wise, and care enough to do so, you will engage in a little bit of self-censorship. But it’s still the case that — until now — the United States government is not likely to bust down your door because of something you’ve written. The ink on the United States Constitution has faded quite a bit over the years, but the one value that still gets a modicum of protection is the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
And why not? For the most part, there is so much misinformation out here in the blogosphere — in fact, there’s just so much blogosophere out here — that the majority of us are highly unlikely to ever be a real threat to the government, using just words, so we get to say whatever we want without worrying too much about repercussions.
Most of the time.