Re: You have been added to the newbeginningskingdom eGroup.

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 08:40:20 -0700 (PDT)

>> BTW, I yelled at about this...

> What ever happened to freedom to speak,...

Adding someone to an email distribution list does not in any way resemble "free speech"; it is harassment, and theft. Freedom of speech applies only to the /content/ of speech; it does not in any way allow you to force someone to listen. If you want to get your point across, then publish a paper, create a mailing list, put up a web page, advertise it in the appropriate forums. But sending strangers unsolicited email is usurping their computing resources and time, and does not deserve the respect due true free speech. If anyone was subscribed to the list without their permission, the eGroups can and should disable their account and take further punitive action if appropriate.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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