Monday, February 16, 2009

February 6, 2009...

...was the date I wrote this.

Once again, our government officials show off their idiocy.

Some politicians have been talking about reinstating the "Fairness Doctrine." What it is is a violation of our first amendment rights to freedom of speech and press.

"Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told radio host and WND columnist Bill Press yesterday when asked about whether it was time to bring back the so-called 'Fairness Doctrine': I think it's absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it's called the Fairness Standard, whether it's called something else - I absolutely think it's time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And, I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place.'

Stabenow's husband, Tom Athans, was executive vice president of the left-leaning talk radio network Air America. He left the network is 2006, when it filed for bankruptcy, and co-founded the TalkUSA Radio Network."

[Read the whole article Here.]

Hmm...Air America was Al Franken's radio show...And it went bankrupt. I wonder why.

The great thing about American is that we have rights. Our freedom of speech and our freedom of the press are two of the greatest rights we have. We all too often take for granted that we can say whatever we want about the government without worrying about being gunned down. First the government will monitor what talk radio hosts have to say; then they'll monitory newspapers and news stations; then it'll be us.

Click here to sign the petition to prevent this attack on our freedoms of speech and the press!

Quote of the day, courtesy of Nancy Pelosi:
"500 million Americans lose their jobs every month."

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