Reply To: W.V. Supreme Court: Internet usage protected speech for convicted sexual offenders


The decision reasoned “… otherwise exploring the vast realms of human thought and knowledge.” Couldn’t this also apply to the right of travel? Surely “vast realms of human thought and knowledge” are found in other areas besides the internet, right? We are experiential beings and gain knowledge in a variety of ways, and the internet has no monopoly on this. I’ve gained TONS of knowledge through international travel and an appreciation for other cultures that could not be gained by merely reading. Seeing similarities between myself and people running down the streets of Hong Kong during a typhoon to escape danger (seeing we all have common survival instincts), the way Buddhist monks revere their monasteries and learning how not to disrespect them while visiting, or experiencing the frustration of trying to communicate with different languages… these are all part of knowledge and we should all have the opportunity to learn wherever knowledge is found. If we cannot be banned from knowledge found on the internet, can we then be bound from knowledge found elsewhere in the world?