Coleen Fitzgibbon


Media Update: Fitzgibbon, First Amendment 1980

Offices of Fend, Fitzgibbon, Holzer, Nadin, Prince & Winters

That the right to Free Speech, Press and Assembly is upheld by the First Amendment of the Constitution, including the Free Exercise of Religion, the right to petition for a governmental Redress of Grievances, and protection of the Freedom of Association, and the right to take Collective Action.  

That Information and Opinion falls under the right to free speech, press and assembly in the First Amendment.  

That all methods of media for public address and dissemination of information fall under the tenets of the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution, and demands reevaluation of citizens’ rights in current terminology.

That censorship is not a tenet of the Constitution and is an infringement upon the rights of individual and public expression, and that all individuals, public and press have the right to free speech in all media, with exclusion to none.

That all vehicles of opinion and information used for address and dissemination by individuals, public and press, including and not limited to past, present and future transmissions by all  technologies and media (not limited to digital, analog, voice, text or image), are allowable.

That  Congress create and support public spaces, including internet, schools, libraries, museums and all other public funded spaces and that these forums should be considered public information and opinion utilities owned and controlled by and for all the people.  That   community access into national and international forums and networks for all individuals, public  and press not be denied.  That the first and primary reason for their existence is as public funded spaces owned by all the people.

That no individual, public or press be barred from public address, free speech, right to assembly or otherwise censored in the expression of information and opinion, and that all individuals, public assembly and press thereof have the right and responsibility of rebuttal and access to public forum.

That public Media communication systems and spaces shall be responsive to their communities, acting as flexible organs to the needs of all individuals, groups and press within their community.  That community is defined as the public space utility nearest that individual, group or press.

That no public place, communications device or utility be controlled or monopolized by any one user or user group.  

That Media disseminating information and opinion cannot be privatized without an equal number of public media utilities created and in full use.

That no congressional, judiciary or executive branch of the US government shall curtail the First Amendment rights, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.