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Argument: Internet access is not really essential

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Ed Morrissey. "The Internet, the BBC, and 'rights'" Hot Air. March 8th, 2010: "I would agree that free speech is a fundamental right. I would also agree that health care is a critical concern for every human being, and that each should plan accordingly for it. But to call Internet access a fundamental human right is not just wrong, but completely absurd. What did we do before broadband -- live in complete isolation and tyranny? Do parents who restrict Internet access from their children commit some sort of abuse for being safe? The only point proven in this study is that 80% of adults in the West have no real concept of what rights are or from where they originate."

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