Thursday, February 02, 2006

Praise for Democrats

I rarely have anything good to say about the Democrats but this is an exception- Tom Lantos of California has criticised Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and Cisco for aiding "China's efforts to restrict the flow of information and to punish people who have the courage and determination" to fight for democracy and freedom.

"They caved in to Beijing's demands for the sake of profits," Lantos said. "These massively successful high tech companies...should be ashamed."

I couldn't agree more.

Another Democrat, Ohio's Tim Ryan added, "American citizens have every right to demand that companies use this technology to advance freedom rather than support oppression."

All of the companies mentioned are due to attend a Congressional hearing on the matter on February 15th.

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