Zion and Jerusalem, July 19, 2016
Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
(New Testament | Luke 6:39)
Miguel Tinoco Valencia College Misconduct Hearing Report.
To Fart or not to Fart
Despite the obnoxious title, this letter serves to formally and satisfactorily register in my journal and for other legal purposes and concerned parties that the last several days have been pretty intense and oppressive for me, Miguel Angel Tinoco. As a result of an evil report against me, I was haled trice by school officials with regards to purported misconduct of my part towards my English Composition Teacher, Marlin Barlow. How low can she go? For her Evil Report, I had a round table disciplinary hearing or committee with several professors or disciplinary authorities of various Valencia College Campuses. During the investigation of my alleged conduct violations and until a final resolution, I am banished from Valencia College Property as if I were a terrorist or a pest. I am gravely consternated because, a pest or desolating scourge is what will shortly come to pass. When insidious people bring an evil report or speak evil, against the Lord’s anointed, it is not good what will come upon them. Here is but one of two grim examples:
Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.
(Old Testament | Nehemiah 6:13)
The Jaguar Curse of Boils and Blains
The Reason I had sent My English Teacher and others, the Johnny Cash Video, t’was not to amuse her, much less to romance her, t’was to warn her and all people of what happens when the man comes around. Johnny cash, inspired directly by John the Revelator, wrote the phrase which is also in the scriptures. Johnny wrote was because the Queen of England called him a Prick. So did God heard the Queen of English Teacher’s thoughts of or about me. She look at me as a prick. The effect of evil reports against the Lord’s anointed servant is pestilence thru biological or biochemical poisoning, if not radiation. A plague is approaching the land for the filthiness and iniquity of this politically correct, yet abominable people. Remember that you were told the tale, of a walk round the roses on elms street. I have intelligence reports which sources I cannot disclose. But see for yourselves, when the man comes around:
When the man comes around
Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD.
(Old Testament | Numbers 14:37)
As a result, I, Miguel was accused of four spurious conduct violations. That is, for uttering “Fighting Words, For Obstruction, For Failure to comply and for violation of conditions as per their students’ code of conduct. Even if these false charges were true, the code of conduct is not a bylaw, or rules and regulations, but merely arbitrary college guidelines that are online and that they can amend at will for their convenience. Guidelines so cheap and infractions if any, so insignificant that still can send a person like me that only exist to go about doing good to a death certain. It is a testament that, at least as far as Valencia College it is concerned, the blind are leading the bling to their own abyss. As a resort of an evil report against me by my English Composition professor, the devil is moving them like the waves of the sea back and forth until they crash in the rocky ridges. Or they are moved by every which wind of false doctrine like a leaf is carried by the wind to land like briars and thorns in the fire.
When I am restricted to a public space by an organization or corporation, I suspected that perhaps I had screwed up big time, that I had posed a credible threat of some sort that could still jeopardize, not their but my very life. As per the misconduct hearing I had against me today, mostly an amusing circus of deans and principals who were subtly lulled by a pussy cat minded professor, a slut, whom I made uncomfortable by inspired and by creative rhetorical and technical speech, not vocal utterances. Just imagine a kitty cat taken by surprise by a walking Rottweiler, how the hair of the cat will get and the meows that it will uttered. That is exactly what happened. All I did was bark at her or protest, not with my mouth, but with my heavenly father’s voice. It’s not my fault that she got scared.
In all truth, I am very sorry for the professionals that had to be also haled up from their busy schedules just to hear me speak. Please know that this is not funny for me, but nonetheless it was a circus. Were my words so offensive or so powerful to demand such an attention? I wish I had a tenth of that effect on church and government officials for their crookedness and prevarications. As individuals, I Miguel have nothing against any of these people, including my accuser. For me they are all children, beautiful defenseless children or sheeple that were lulled by a wicked spirit to interview a justice a hungering and thirsting Lion. Had I not been vegetarian or not fasting with mighty prayer for restraint, figuratively speaking, I would have devoured them and put their skin on my shoulders while their blood was still warm. In fact, all the circus was about figurative written, not verbal speech as you see a sentence above this.
I am no accuser. What can I report to my God with regards to their misconduct proceeding against me? All I can feel and think of is to tell my God is to forgive them, for they know not what they were doing. They are indeed professionals in their own field, but who were playing at being lawyers and judges against a true Patriarch Ruler or Prophet, and lawgiver and a true son of a Judge. Glory to the deities in heaven, for I was shown by them the end from the beginning. In their presence, at the misconduct hearing, I felt like Jim Carey in the movie, liar, liar, when he was summoned to face the head of the law firm, and he was asked to tell the truth, and he had no choice but to roast the committee and speak the thoughts of his conscience and call the chief lawyer an old fart; and they all laughed about it. This is not funny to me, but it surely looks like. And the reason I am posting this clip is so that you know that you were played by the Slut Jezebel inside my English Composition Teacher.
Miguel Roasting the Valencia Heaeing Committee.
The Lord showed me the committee in advance. And I told you about it in advance, even before the meeting, for I had written a blog about it, but the Deans, Ben Lion and Sinninger, did not put it my file because they found it offensive. There I told them, that I knew what I was doing. I will show you the life threatening dangers I face, and that I lie not. But above all, you should make that old woman Marlin Barlow who calls herself a professor to step down because the Lord has given her ample time to repent, and if she doesn’t she will get really sick, as per the Lord’s warning in the previous blog I sent you all.
IN the meeting I could sense at least one professor being amused and others nodding at almost everything I said as if they were listening their daddy teach them proper litigation procedures. Despite their judgement against me, I had complete command of the meeting. I will not proceed legally against them unless they proceed against me. They put in my hand all the munition they had, which I will use against them, not personally but as an institution unless they cease and desist from harassing me for my inspired creative writing. I am truly a Son of God. And He has given me special gifts to advance his cause. I am nothing, but a better captain he can’t find on earth, so he is stuck with me. And I love him and serve him much because, he forgave me much.
They said that it was only a hearing, and that it had no civil court or legal or judiciary connotation, yet my accuser was not present. Even her name was erased from the record indicating that it was the work of Satan; and they were advocating for him. I can prove it by the very trial of Christ, for in treachery, it was no different. They noted the spurious violation as charges, they used victim and offender terms, and yet they asked me if I had witnesses in my favor when they used all means to forbid me to search for them, neither they requested them in my behalf. I had no knowledge of the charges until today. And they printed and disseminated my emails, and blogs without my permission. It has all the hallmarks of the synagogue of Satan, and that it is not funny. I have been through so many of these foul episodes that I felt I had the need to teach them how to do them better before they get hurt by playing with fire. I was armed with light and truth to the teeth that I could have humiliated them to the dust with the word of God.
In any case, I have noted with ample anticipation all the violations, humiliation and oppression that they committed against me. What they did to me, I can take to civil and criminal law litigation to demand for torts and even punitive damages for discriminating against a permanently disabled individual in a protected status without sound basis or probable cause. They infringed my freedom of Speech, my freedom of Press, my freedom of Religion, my freedom of Assembly, my freedom locomotion in a public space without reasonable cause or judiciary restraint. I even have to stop a few blocks from school in the streets to drop my kids to college endangering them because they are so afraid of me. Is it I who should be afraid of all the demons surrounding them and of their ignorance. Little they know that as long as I am in their midst, the enemy of all righteousness can do no harm to anyone. I make that place safe and clean just by being there. It is them who are not worthy of having me there instead of the way they perceive. I thought that Universities and colleges were serious places. That the people thereof would be sufficiently educated. They have so much to learn from High School principals who really know erratic behavior. I am 45 years old. I did not misbehave in school and I would not misbehave now. And my English teachers should be ashamed and embarrassed. She bought everything I sold her at prime price. She did not follow the very same counsel she gave us in class. Not only that, but she became my agent of chaos, for she betrayed me, printed and stole my work, violated my confidentiality, and sold it to others as dumb or dumber than her. She had the ill intent and audacity, as al cats do, to accuse me by meowing with the Orlando Police Department. They saw no credible threat and dismissed her claims; therefore, she sought for school authorities. Maybe she taught that she had caught a big fish.
I became a better professor than her in less than a short summer semester and without prior education. In her police report she falsely claimed that I was derailed and circling madness, but the truth is that I dreamed that I was grabbing her by the paws and rocking and rolling her, even the opposite of what she claimed against me. And I told it to her and everybody else before the fact or even before I knew she had accused me with the police and the school authorities. I had no choice to publish her nakedness because her intent was to prick my eyes. In other words, I read through her. I picked her brains, I knew what she would teach before she taught it class and it maddened her because the class was circling about my poignant yet respectful comments. What they do not know and never will know about me, is that I will put their name, their theories, their words and their reputation to the test. I will do as they require to see if it produces what they preach it would. I am disappointed because they did not pass the test.
Professors, This America, this the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
You do not own me. Perhaps you should have used your words carefully.
I will put your name to the Test
If peradventure they make the wrong decision against me just because my presence makes them feel uncomfortable, I will have to pursue legal justice and beyond. This is because, to make people uncomfortable is not a crime, even if it was written in their bylaws. What if we are all at the elevator, and I fart. There is no doubt in my mind that I will make them uncomfortable or even blush whether I meant or not to fart. Or better yet, what if I had told the director of the meeting who was so apprehensive with my comments in front of all present that we should know each other better. That I liked her a lot, that she had captivating eyes and a sexy voice like my best friend? That in a date or two her apprehension and discomfort against me will disappear. That I would even show her my gun and also my war scars as I went to rescue damsels like her from hell? Would not she feel uncomfortable and even blush? What would she say? Maybe in your dreams Bozzo, or perhaps she would rebuke me and say, do you think this is funny? I would respond. Like it or not, sure as hell it is not funny lady, but it proves beyond reasonable doubt to all present that making somebody uncomfortable it is no crime; neither harassment until she says no or it becomes a vehement practice.
In conclusion, by the documents, reports and allegations, all they can prove against me is that I make them uncomfortable or that I have sufficient power to make them quake and tremble by getting them out of their comfort zone. They know of a surety, that I am a servant of God, even a prophet that speaks with the authority of God, and if they know it not, they will. If they act wrongfully against me, by dropping me from class or expelling me from school, it only proves that my predicate is influential for better or for worst. That I was right and they were wrong, or else, they would not have haled me to be grieved, nor humiliated me to be questioned as they did. If all I write is false or has no merit, then they just fooled themselves. They have the choice to make God wrong or to repent of their light mindedness, their delusions and leave me alone before God himself chooses their worst fears. You heard my bad to the bone ringtone go off, even when my phone had been off. In sum, this is my report of our meeting in a song:
BAD TO THE BONE
If they fear a tumult and all the things they feared about me, they can rest assure that I am a peaceful man and only served them a stern and a grim warning of what would befall them for offending a child of God, even an innocent man, that would rather forgive them, let himself be sacrificed than to harm a wicked hair from them even if thy asked for it or deserved it. I sang it to them. People like me, are better left alone. It is not me that they should fear but God and also their enemies within and without who ignorantly or ill willingly entrap them to their shame.
I asked God for help and he heard me. I asked to send me aid; and he did. He kept his promise. He went before me, and he was my rearward. He was my buckler and my shield. They have no claim; they have no chance. Hence, the prophecy God the Father sent them through me in advance was fulfilled. God told them: Thru myself and through Johnny Cash. It is hard for thee to kick against the prick or to fight against God or to persecute the son of a deity.
They are advised that if I incur in further repression, humiliation and damages, that I will seek for redress of grievances, or for institutional punitive damages until justice is served thought due process. It is not me, that will hunt them down, but my words and outcry which they will even hear beyond the grave; as I cry for vengeance upon their heads from my God, and I lie not. I am no threat. As I said in the meeting, I am just a messenger, your head my ring tone from my phone. I had it in silence mode and it spoke to you voice of warning. Don’t forget that with the same stick that you measured me, you will also be meted. I know that many of you are still speaking about me, even evil speaking , and wondering whether I went mad or I am just amusing like a singer with a pleasant voice and tale. You indeed hear by words, but you do not do them. Hence the Lord's grim and earnest warning:
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.(New Testament | Luke 6:38)And now, my brethren, seeing that ye know the light by which ye may judge, which light is the light of Christ, see that ye do not judge wrongfully; for with that same judgment which ye judge ye shall also be judged.(Book of Mormon | Moroni 7:18)
Then shall they know that I am the LORD, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed. Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying:
Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the LORD. And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not. And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.
(Old Testament | Ezekiel 33:29 - 33)
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey?
will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him?
shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?
Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not KNOWN it?
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
The lion hath roared, who will not fear?
The Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
(Old Testament | Amos 3:3 - 8)
(Old Testament | Amos 3:3 - 8)
This is my Valencia College Disciplinary hearing report, the voice of my conscience and the inspiration of God which I have sent to them, so that they consider that which no one considered. This is that they see what no one else had shown them and hear what ear had not heard. These are the thought that the Lord Jesus Christ has put in my mind and in my heart to tell them. This is the response they precipitated from me for judging me incorrectly, for labeling me in correctly, for afflicting my soul, for breaking my rights, for discriminating and for not repenting knowing that they were acting righteously. These things I leave with you all humbly, nobly and boldly; ad I do it as one having authority, in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Attentively Yours from an unworthy servant in the hands of Christ.
Miguel Angel Tinoco Rodriguez.
Zion and Jerusalem, July 20, 2016
Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, from the Valencia College Disciplinary Committee. I sincerely appreciate very much your generous invitation to be heard. I reported the incident of your secret proceedings to my superiors, and this is what they had to say:
Hear ye Hear ye, this is the veridic from a divine prosecutor, a Judge and an executioner with regards to your repugnant secret proceedings against Miguel Angel Tinoco in which because of your purported authority abuses you endangered his life and wellbeing, and grinding the faces of the poor and the innocent in your midst. It is not me, but the LORD our God who judges you. I am just his secretary. Hear what the LORD has to say against you as per your rulers and your national sins.
The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
For JerUSAlem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory. The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
Moreover the LORD saith:
Because the daughters of Zion (United States or Greater Babylon) are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.
In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, The rings, and nose jewels, The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails. And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty. Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war. And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
(Old Testament | Isaiah 3:8 - 26)
Your Excellency, President John F Kennedy
Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen:
I appreciate very much your generous invitation to be here tonight.
You bear heavy responsibilities these days and an article I read some time ago reminded me of how particularly heavily the burdens of present day events bear upon your profession.
You may remember that in 1851 the New York Herald Tribune under the sponsorship and publishing of Horace Greeley, employed as its London correspondent an obscure journalist by the name of Karl Marx.
We are told that foreign correspondent Marx, stone broke, and with a family ill and undernourished, constantly appealed to Greeley and managing editor Charles Dana for an increase in his munificent salary of $5 per installment, a salary which he and Engels ungratefully labeled as the "lousiest petty bourgeois cheating."
But when all his financial appeals were refused, Marx looked around for other means of livelihood and fame, eventually terminating his relationship with the Tribune and devoting his talents full time to the cause that would bequeath the world the seeds of Leninism, Stalinism, revolution and the cold war.
If only this capitalistic New York newspaper had treated him more kindly; if only Marx had remained a foreign correspondent, history might have been different. And I hope all publishers will bear this lesson in mind the next time they receive a poverty-stricken appeal for a small increase in the expense account from an obscure newspaper man.
I have selected as the title of my remarks tonight "The President and the Press." Some may suggest that this would be more naturally worded "The President Versus the Press." But those are not my sentiments tonight.
It is true, however, that when a well-known diplomat from another country demanded recently that our State Department repudiate certain newspaper attacks on his colleague it was unnecessary for us to reply that this Administration was not responsible for the press, for the press had already made it clear that it was not responsible for this Administration.
Nevertheless, my purpose here tonight is not to deliver the usual assault on the so-called one party press. On the contrary, in recent months I have rarely heard any complaints about political bias in the press except from a few Republicans. Nor is it my purpose tonight to discuss or defend the televising of Presidential press conferences. I think it is highly beneficial to have some 20,000,000 Americans regularly sit in on these conferences to observe, if I may say so, the incisive, the intelligent and the courteous qualities displayed by your Washington correspondents.
Nor, finally, are these remarks intended to examine the proper degree of privacy which the press should allow to any President and his family.
If in the last few months your White House reporters and photographers have been attending church services with regularity, that has surely done them no harm.
On the other hand, I realize that your staff and wire service photographers may be complaining that they do not enjoy the same green privileges at the local golf courses that they once did.
It is true that my predecessor did not object as I do to pictures of one's golfing skill in action. But neither on the other hand did he ever bean a Secret Service man.
My topic tonight is a more sober one of concern to publishers as well as editors.
I want to talk about our common responsibilities in the face of a common danger. The events of recent weeks may have helped to illuminate that challenge for some; but the dimensions of its threat have loomed large on the horizon for many years. Whatever our hopes may be for the future--for reducing this threat or living with it--there is no escaping either the gravity or the totality of its challenge to our survival and to our security--a challenge that confronts us in unaccustomed ways in every sphere of human activity.
This deadly challenge imposes upon our society two requirements of direct concern both to the press and to the President--two requirements that may seem almost contradictory in tone, but which must be reconciled and fulfilled if we are to meet this national peril. I refer, first, to the need for a far greater public information; and, second, to the need for far greater official secrecy.
The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.
But I do ask every publisher, every editor, and every newsman in the nation to reexamine his own standards, and to recognize the nature of our country's peril. In time of war, the government and the press have customarily joined in an effort based largely on self-discipline, to prevent unauthorized disclosures to the enemy. In time of "clear and present danger," the courts have held that even the privileged rights of the First Amendment must yield to the public's need for national security.
Today no war has been declared--and however fierce the struggle may be, it may never be declared in the traditional fashion. Our way of life is under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe. The survival of our friends is in danger. And yet no war has been declared, no borders have been crossed by marching troops, no missiles have been fired.
If the press is awaiting a declaration of war before it imposes the self-discipline of combat conditions, then I can only say that no war ever posed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of "clear and present danger," then I can only say that the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent.
It requires a change in outlook, a change in tactics, a change in missions--by the government, by the people, by every businessman or labor leader, and by every newspaper. For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match.
Nevertheless, every democracy recognizes the necessary restraints of national security--and the question remains whether those restraints need to be more strictly observed if we are to oppose this kind of attack as well as outright invasion.
For the facts of the matter are that this nation's foes have openly boasted of acquiring through our newspapers information they would otherwise hire agents to acquire through theft, bribery or espionage; that details of this nation's covert preparations to counter the enemy's covert operations have been available to every newspaper reader, friend and foe alike; that the size, the strength, the location and the nature of our forces and weapons, and our plans and strategy for their use, have all been pinpointed in the press and other news media to a degree sufficient to satisfy any foreign power; and that, in at least in one case, the publication of details concerning a secret mechanism whereby satellites were followed required its alteration at the expense of considerable time and money.
The newspapers which printed these stories were loyal, patriotic, responsible and well-meaning. Had we been engaged in open warfare, they undoubtedly would not have published such items. But in the absence of open warfare, they recognized only the tests of journalism and not the tests of national security. And my question tonight is whether additional tests should not now be adopted.
The question is for you alone to answer. No public official should answer it for you. No governmental plan should impose its restraints against your will. But I would be failing in my duty to the nation, in considering all of the responsibilities that we now bear and all of the means at hand to meet those responsibilities, if I did not commend this problem to your attention, and urge its thoughtful consideration.
On many earlier occasions, I have said--and your newspapers have constantly said--that these are times that appeal to every citizen's sense of sacrifice and self-discipline. They call out to every citizen to weigh his rights and comforts against his obligations to the common good. I cannot now believe that those citizens who serve in the newspaper business consider themselves exempt from that appeal.
I have no intention of establishing a new Office of War Information to govern the flow of news. I am not suggesting any new forms of censorship or any new types of security classifications. I have no easy answer to the dilemma that I have posed, and would not seek to impose it if I had one. But I am asking the members of the newspaper profession and the industry in this country to reexamine their own responsibilities, to consider the degree and the nature of the present danger, and to heed the duty of self-restraint which that danger imposes upon us all.
Every newspaper now asks itself, with respect to every story: "Is it news?" All I suggest is that you add the question: "Is it in the interest of the national security?" And I hope that every group in America--unions and businessmen and public officials at every level-- will ask the same question of their endeavors, and subject their actions to the same exacting tests.
And should the press of America consider and recommend the voluntary assumption of specific new steps or machinery, I can assure you that we will cooperate whole-heartedly with those recommendations.
Perhaps there will be no recommendations. Perhaps there is no answer to the dilemma faced by a free and open society in a cold and secret war. In times of peace, any discussion of this subject, and any action that results, are both painful and without precedent. But this is a time of peace and peril which knows no precedent in history.
It is the unprecedented nature of this challenge that also gives rise to your second obligation--an obligation which I share. And that is our obligation to inform and alert the American people--to make certain that they possess all the facts that they need, and understand them as well--the perils, the prospects, the purposes of our program and the choices that we face.
No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding; and from that understanding comes support or opposition. And both are necessary. I am not asking your newspapers to support the Administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed.
I not only could not stifle controversy among your readers--I welcome it. This Administration intends to be candid about its errors; for as a wise man once said: "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." We intend to accept full responsibility for our errors; and we expect you to point them out when we miss them.
Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed--and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment-- the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution- -not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply "give the public what it wants"--but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold, educate and sometimes even anger public opinion.
This means greater coverage and analysis of international news--for it is no longer far away and foreign but close at hand and local. It means greater attention to improved understanding of the news as well as improved transmission. And it means, finally, that government at all levels, must meet its obligation to provide you with the fullest possible information outside the narrowest limits of national security--and we intend to do it.
It was early in the Seventeenth Century that Francis Bacon remarked on three recent inventions already transforming the world: the compass, gunpowder and the printing press. Now the links between the nations first forged by the compass have made us all citizens of the world, the hopes and threats of one becoming the hopes and threats of us all. In that one world's efforts to live together, the evolution of gunpowder to its ultimate limit has warned mankind of the terrible consequences of failure.
And so it is to the printing press--to the recorder of man's deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news--that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.