*Update* Now the article I wrote has been completely removed from the paper's website. I didn't know that reporting on tenant's opinions of their landlords was such a big issue. To think how much pull one landlord has in censoring media in a small Vermont city makes me worried about how much is censored because of the discontent of larger companies and big wigs.
"Though I disagree with everything you say, I will defend to the death your right to say it." -NOT Voltaire; it was some scholar that was studying Voltaire, and summed up his beliefs in this statement
"You have not converted a man because you have silenced him." -John Morley
"Freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have, or the views they express, or the words they speak or write."
Hugo L. Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1963
"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing." Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971
Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime. ~Potter Stewart
The test of democracy is freedom of criticism. ~David Ben-Gurion