John F. Kennedy had this to say.

For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

So have we become a nation that is afraid of its people? The Supreme Court and the Republican party believes this to be the case as is evidence by the Reigel v. Medtronic ruling and the Republican lack of co-sponsorship of the Medical Device Act of 2009.

Do we substitute government tyranny with corporate tyranny? It appears that we have both. A politically controlled and influenced FDA and corporate immunity.