We hold these to be among the self-evident truths:
That the right to access to the means of public communication is intrinsic
to the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
That freedom of expression is a right retained by each individual
when powers are assigned to the government; it is not a right granted
by the government to the individual and thus subject to be taken away
again by that government.
That, as basic as is this freedom, it can never exist except in the
presence of a concomitant duty, equally self-evident and intrinsic.
Each person, by the very act of self-expression takes upon himself
the responsibility for the consequences of that act of expression.
This is why we exist. These are the precepts which underlie our Operating
Rules and Regulations.