A great part of liberty is tied up in the free exchange of ideas
Seth Godin writes "Today, all printing presses are created equal. And everyone owns one." This could be a summary of all that is important as it drives the free and open exchange of ideas.
- Martin Luther (Lutheran anyone?) started with a big log of key ideas posted on a church door
- Disciples of the Christ changed the world by sharing their experiential knowledge with their friends and neighbors
- Entire businesses and worlwide religions have been built on telling stories to the ones you know and love
Think of the open exchange of ideas as the cash flow statement of liberty; When the exchange is interrupted, or stopped, liberty dies with it.