Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Counting my blessings

Roger Simon points out a BBC article of particular interest: “Iran jails blogger for 14 years.”

Iranian authorities have recently clamped down on the growing popularity of weblogs, restricting access to major blogging sites from within Iran.

The First Amendment is such an ingrained part of my life that I have trouble imagining a place where it does not exist. However, a large percentage of the world’s population has no such protection.

The article concludes with this:

"The eyes of 8 million bloggers are going to be more focused on Iran since Sigarchi's sentence, not less.

"The mullahs won't be able to make a move without it be spread across the blogosphere."

Americans are a blessed people, and our prayers should be with those to whom blogging isn’t just a pastime, but their only venue for self-expression - one which their government is attempting to destroy.