Iowa DOT Plans 200 Plus Newsrack Siezures at Ia Rest Stops.Read here go here

Free Press and First Amendment

Free Press and First Amendment Crucial To Freedoms,

Forefathers Wisely Built In Protected First Amendment and Free Press As Key Factor of Restraint On Abusive Government Actions.

No Free Society Functions Long Without Extensive Free Press Exposure Of Government Actions.

Newspapers and This Crucial Function In the United States Are Dying......

Because Single Copy Sales That Are The Key to Distribution Have Been Restricted......
Many totally blame the Internet competition, which is Indeed a factor, but newspapers were and are declining because of loss of ability to maintain input of new readers from single copy sales, which feeds other sales.

Newspaper empires were built with circulation that originated by sales on the sidewalk. A percentage of those sales moved to mail and direct delivery, but single copy originating sales were the key.

Now, Foot Traffic on the Sidewalks has diminished to Insignificant, in all but the largest cities down town. Foot traffic has moved to private malls.

Private malls are not generally open to news rack newspaper distribution, thus the old sidewalk newsboy or newsrack up date is out of business since most street shopping foot traffic has moved to private malls.

Rest Area sidewalks

The motoring public have to go to the bathroom. Commercial and private travelers all enter these rest area facilities daily. Five thousand to twenty five thousand in these 24 hours a day rest areas, go in those doors at a typical rest stop and use the sidewalk that is open to news rack distribution.

Therefore, rest areas are the ONLY still useable public property still guaranteed open to first amendment activities and open to all, without the government ability to squelch at will, on some pretense.

We think it important to all Americans, it Be kept that way.

Circulation and Operation of U.S.Newspapers Died or Shrunk 35% 2000 to 2010,

Newspaper Advertising Revenue
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The Above graph shows drop off in newspaper advertising. Back to 1950 levels. Our publications are supported entirely from sales and carry no advertising. However, graph indicates drop off in news papers sales as well and government ability to kill newspapers with economic factors..

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     Seizes All Newspapers, 200+Machines & Co. Money, No Notice

Iowa State Officials Making Fourth Attempt Of Legal Tricks To Eliminate Newspaper Distribution At Rest Areas

US Federal Court demolished first two "attempts" with injunctions.  Third a Dud For Protecting Rights
Newspaper Files Fourth Court Action Here

Harlan Jacobsen Copyright ? 2003    
         Go Here.

Additional Pages Of Information On Mo Seizures

EXTRA, EXTRA. Read ALL About It............

State Of Missouri Attack On Newspapers Right To Distribute and Blatant Seizure Without Notice, Of Hundreds Of Machines Engaged in a Constitutionally Protected Activity.

  1. March 2011 Mo DOT Seizes Hundreds Of Newspaper Vending Machines at 25 Mo Rest Areas With No Notice. In Place 18 Years, Read here
  2. Sample Court Rulings: St. Louis Appeals Court Unanimous Ruling Affirming Rest Stop Newspaper Distribution Rights. Read here
  3. Hundreds of Newspapers Have Been Bankrupted Nationally By Loss Of Feasible Locations For This Essential for Survival Type Of Distribution. Read here
  4. Attack Private Newspaper Distribution and Machines, Plant Flowers. Go here
  5. Press Release Of Mo Dot Seizure Of Newspaper Vending Machines. Go here
  6. Editorial: Home Page, Newspapers: Free Press and The First Amendment- Go here

Thanks to our now laid off Employees,, (Some as long as 25 Years,) Volunteering to Help In Making These Pages Exposing A Runaway Governments Out of Control Actions.


Mo Dot Rights Hoax   Here
U.S. Constitution, Dead or Alive in Mo?   Here
Political Cartoon of Mo's New First Amendment   Here
Newspaper "Expert" Witness Qualifications   Here

Dot Safety Excuse, Total Fabrication,    Here

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