Thursday, December 18, 2008

Democrats Will Attempt To Re-impose The Fairness Doctrine

Democrats Will Attempt To Re-impose The Fairness Doctrine
By J. D. Longstreet
Earlier this week, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said she would work on bringing back the federal regulation that requires equal time for the expression of different political views on the public airwaves. Click Here

Surprise! Surprise! America’s march leftward into a dictatorial socialist state continues apace. How fitting that this particular part of “The Rush To Silence Rush” will be led by a leftist from the left coast. And check this: they want to expand it to cover Cable and Satellite programming. Already, our socialist Congress is over-reaching!

Yes, I do mean a socialist Congress. For that is what we have. Do not try to feed me the garbage about a “centrists” Congress or a ”centrist” President-Elect Obama. If you really want to see what the left considers “Centrist” look at this graph:
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The baseline is the political spectrum and the red marker is the location on that spectrum the left identifies as the “center” or “centrist.” Do you see how lop-sided their definition of “centrist” is? Seen on paper, as above, it quickly becomes a joke! Except… it ain’t funny. It is scary as the dickens! But this is what they are selling as centrist politics these days.

They are leftists, socialists… plan and simple. The free dictionary Click Here defines socialist as: 1. An advocate of socialism. 2. Often Socialist A member of a political party or group that advocates socialism. The same dictionary defines socialism as: 1. Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy. 2. The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved. CLICK HERE

Someone has said that socialism is like cancer. It eventually kills its host. Truer words were never spoken. Yet Americans are rushing to embrace the despicable disease of socialism for which only national suicide is a cure.

When you objectively survey the Congress we have today, grasping control of our industry and business with bailouts and loans… no other description fits. We HAVE a socialist government.

But, J. D., you ask, what has socialism to do with the Fairness Doctrine? It is a fair question. The answer: Freedom of speech is a threat to socialism. Why? When citizens are allowed the freedom to express their concerns about socialism, especially on the airwaves, the thought process of the human being will be spurred into action. When people begin to think rationally they immediately come to the realization that socialism does nothing to raise them up. All it does is bring everyone down to the same level. There is no chance to succeed at anything. It eventually suffocates the will to prosper, to succeed, or to excel at anything. Freedom of speech cannot be allowed in a socialistic society.

So, now they are going after our freedom of speech. Hey, why not? It is only a continuation of their shredding of the constitution. As I have said a number of times before I am mightily afraid of the very real possibility that they will extend it to cover the Internet as well. Those of us in the blogosphere may find our free speech stifled just like that of the broadcasters. Don’t think it can’t happen. As a Blogger who has had his blog locked, already, and access denied to him, I can tell you it is a horrifying feeling. One feels as if one has been muzzled.

One of the chief concerns of the left is freedom of speech. It is troublesome for them. When you look at the countries around the globe in which the Left has taken over established governments you quickly see that the very first thing they do… is muzzle the broadcast stations and the printed media which is not supportive of the Left. It is what they do.

And that is exactly what the Left is trying to do with the Fairness Doctrine. They intend to neutralize the Broadcast Media.

Representative John Boehner (R) of Ohio said in a News Release: “The so-called ‘Fairness Doctrine’ would restrict free speech on the public airwaves, stifling dissent at a time when an open national dialogue about our country’s future is essential.” Boehner went on to say: “The American people do not believe the federal government should be in the business of dictating or restricting the content of political speech. I’m troubled by Rep. Eshoo’s comments, and my hope is that President-elect Obama will speak out against efforts by members of his party to use their majority power to limit free speech and dissent.”

The Broadcast Media is a powerful force for freedom. It is truly the voice of the people. And therein lies the rub! Vox populae. The people’s voice(s). Broadcast media with a conservative message is a threat to the political left. Give them credit for understanding that, at least.

The First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees Americans freedom of speech. The Constitution does not, however, grant Americans the right to have someone actually listen to, or read, what they may speak or write. Nowhere does it guarantee an American the right to be heard or read! I can make my opinions known on my blog, and here in this space, and you can decide whether you want to read what I have to say, or not. There are no guarantees. The Fairness Doctrine would deny Americans the freedom to at least HEAR what others have to say, especially those who espouse conservative ideology and opinions.

Look, America has given up entirely too much of it’s freedom, beginning with the Lincoln Administration, to present. It is past time to call a halt to the encroaching anarchy of the socialist left on our freedom. We should do it now while there are still a few of us around who remember what a great nation the US used to be.

J. D. Longstreet

1 comment:

  1. I say let them. It will work both ways. Could you imagine the expression on their faces when they are forced to put Limbaugh or Hannity on their radio network? Or face stiff fines.

    That is what the fairness doctrine will do.