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Inhofe: Clinton, Boxer Want to Squash Conservative Radio Talk Shows
Fox News ^ | 06/22/07 | EagleUSA

Posted on 06/22/2007 7:26:06 AM PDT by EagleUSA

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer have big plans to rein in conservative radio talk shows, according to Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.

He said Thursday on John Ziegler's evening radio show on KFI in L.A. that he overheard Clinton, D-N.Y., and Boxer, D-Calif., saying they want legislation to control conservative radio talk shows.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
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This is really just coming out into the open. The plot by the radical left, heavily funded by the Clinton/Soros mob of the mindless wealthy who want to silence the voice of truth about the radical left. Much more to follow on this -- Hannity did a great expose' yesterday on his show about this rather large effort to silence the free NEW MEDIA. Watch out for the return of the "FAIRNESS DOCTRINE"...and First Amendment busting sham onto itself. More to come.
1 posted on 06/22/2007 7:26:08 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

If this was ever implemented, I really believe there would finally be people in the streets. Something like this would do it. The immigration bill almost does it but not quite.


2 posted on 06/22/2007 7:27:42 AM PDT by Pete (Run, Vaclav, run!!)
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To: Pete
If this was ever implemented, I really believe there would finally be people in the streets.

I hope that you are right - what is it going to take to get us in the streets? We're just like a frog in a pot of water being slowly brought to a boil. We lose a little bit every day.

What worries me is that the dems I know personally - would think this is a good idea, because they hate & fear Rush Limbaugh so much. They truly believe government is their saviour. It's frightening that there are that many stupid people around & that they are voting too.

3 posted on 06/22/2007 7:33:05 AM PDT by alicewonders (Duncan Hunter. Seriously.)
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To: EagleUSA

I doubt if such legislation would ever past muster even with RATS in charge, let alone get past a Supreme Court challenge. This is not complex Campaign Finance Reform (which was a funding issue)...Americans would be quick to understand this as it is a black-or-white freedom of speech issue and there is no possible way that this could be otherwise spun—liberals, for years, have forwarded their lust for porn mags and smut movies with a “you don’t have to read or watch it” and the turnabout is fair play comeback is “if you don’t like talk radio, don’t listen to it!”


4 posted on 06/22/2007 7:37:30 AM PDT by meandog (Bush--proving himself again and again to be the best friend the Dems have EVER had!)
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To: alicewonders

“We’re just like a frog in a pot of water being slowly brought to a boil. We lose a little bit every day. “

You’ve hit it exactly. As long as the malls are open, and American Idol is on, most people won’t notice.


5 posted on 06/22/2007 7:37:32 AM PDT by brownsfan (America has "jumped the shark")
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To: EagleUSA

I assume that Vacant Lott is onboard with their plans too.


6 posted on 06/22/2007 7:38:08 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Lott was with the Dems in the 80’s in an attempt to re-instate the fairness doctrine...Reagan vetoed it.


7 posted on 06/22/2007 7:39:32 AM PDT by nyconse
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To: EagleUSA

Do they want to burn books too?


8 posted on 06/22/2007 7:41:12 AM PDT by Savage Beast (If you think like the Roman Empire you'll act like the Roman Empire--and fall like the Roman Empire!)
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To: lonevoice

ping


9 posted on 06/22/2007 7:43:51 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: EagleUSA; All

Could a friendly Freeper please give me some thoughts on why I can’t get Breitbart.com to work on my system? Youtube links work fine, and streaming radio works fine, and I usually don’t have a problem with other audio links, but I can see this thing loading and “playing” but I’m getting nothing. I’ve tried playing this clip from a couple of sources (Drudge and now the Freep via FoxNews.com) and still the same problem.

Thanks for any thoughts.


10 posted on 06/22/2007 7:45:12 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("You ask, 'What is our aim?' I can answer in one word: VICTORY - victory - at all costs...")
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To: EagleUSA
I oppose anybody who opposes free and open dialog on talk radio. It goes without saying that I oppose Clinton and Boxer for a variety of reasons, this adding to the point.

Any efforts to stop Bill Bennett, Curtis & Kuby, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingram or any other radio hosts will be met with swift responses. This is far bigger than the immigration bill.

11 posted on 06/22/2007 7:45:32 AM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel and Freerepublic Rocks!)
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To: Savage Beast

Burning books will be the next step after “Fairness Doctrine” crap to restrict free speech.


12 posted on 06/22/2007 7:47:18 AM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel and Freerepublic Rocks!)
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To: Pete

It has never been a secret that the left hates the freedoms of speech and press and have always sought control it.


13 posted on 06/22/2007 7:47:58 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: EagleUSA

hugo chavez in a pink pantsuit.


14 posted on 06/22/2007 7:48:36 AM PDT by weezel
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To: EagleUSA
First to avoid confusion, I am adamantly opposed to the 'unFairness Doctrine', but pose the following suggestion as one possible method of defeating it.

Why should TV be exempt? As I understand this applies only to radio, which libs are deathly afraid of. Do not all their arguments (public ones anyway) also equally apply to TV (not cable).

The left would scream outrage if they were forced to give equal time on TV.

15 posted on 06/22/2007 7:49:52 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ("The military Mission has long since been accomplished" -- Harry Reid, April 23, 2007)
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To: EagleUSA

Trent Lott, Barbara Boxer, and Hillary Clinton all on the same page, that is scary. Two witches and b***** or is it two b***** and a witch. Whatever, you have one member of the Kennedy wing of the Republican Party hooking up with the Rodham wing of the Democratic Party, and no good can come of that.


16 posted on 06/22/2007 7:52:48 AM PDT by Biblebelter (I can't believe people still watch TV with the sound on.)
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To: Michael.SF.

The left would scream outrage if they were forced to give equal time on TV.
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And of course, do not forget the criminally complicit MSM liberal rags. They too, would have to provide for both sides of the “argument”. The very idea of what these frantic, criminal libs want to do, and it clearly is out in the open now, is sooooo unconstitutional, that it must suffer defeat. But they will try and sugar-coat their treason with their favorite word “FAIR” OR “FAIRNESS”. As if they issue has anything to do with anything other than the suppression of free speech.


17 posted on 06/22/2007 7:55:37 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: kevinm13

Who said, “Where books are burned, men will burn”?


18 posted on 06/22/2007 7:56:03 AM PDT by Savage Beast (If you think like the Roman Empire you'll act like the Roman Empire--and fall like the Roman Empire!)
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To: Pete

If this was ever implemented, I really believe there would finally be people in the streets. Something like this would do it. The immigration bill almost does it but not quite.

Got my hand on the doorknob!


19 posted on 06/22/2007 7:57:26 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Biblebelter

...and no good can come of that.
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Absolutely not. And the attempts will come and they must be fought off by those that want to protect America and its freedoms from these tyrants. Don’t doubt that the effort is building, and heavily funded, and it will be more backroom and under-the-table attempts to install legislation that does exactly what they want to do. I would expect to see something to protect Hillary from MORE exposure before the 2008 election.


20 posted on 06/22/2007 7:59:26 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It has never been a secret that the left hates the freedoms of speech and press and have always sought control it.

Liberals, or should I say socialists, like freedom of speech and free press as long as it agrees with them.

We are the last true free country in the world - lets keep it that way!


21 posted on 06/22/2007 8:00:20 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: EagleUSA

What else is new? They don’t like the way the constitution is written and would change it to suit them in a heartbeat.


22 posted on 06/22/2007 8:02:45 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Piquaboy

They don’t like the way the constitution is written and would change it to suit them in a heartbeat.
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The Constitution is the only thing that has kept this country as a Republic and protected it from these socialist repressive tyrants who only lust for power, and could care less about the core values and liberties of this country.


23 posted on 06/22/2007 8:08:01 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: meandog
“if you don’t like talk radio, don’t listen to it!”

Like those stupid bumper stickers:

"If you don't like Abortion, don't have one!"

24 posted on 06/22/2007 8:10:37 AM PDT by AU72
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To: EagleUSA; Arizona Carolyn; PhiKapMom; sinkspur

What’s really sad is how many so-called Republicans are behind this, too (as with illegal immigration and other unhealthy things for our country). Trent Lott, Lindsay Graham, they’re all rotten to the core and trying to shut down any opposition to their plans.

Worse, some so-called conservative internet “discussion” sites are doing the same. On one unnamed board, they’ve gone so far as to herd all the immigration topics into one thread (and only one thread allowed per week), so as to shut down debate and make it harder to find news on the topic.

The dark side is certainly working overtime to destroy our country, and they don’t want anyone squawking about it.


25 posted on 06/22/2007 8:11:48 AM PDT by MizSterious (Recovering Bushbot)
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To: Savage Beast

“Where books are burned they will also burn human beings” - Heinrich Heine


26 posted on 06/22/2007 8:16:06 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Pete

People are already in the streets. They’re called “commuters”, and as much as I could wish otherwise, that is the only way people who DON’T hate this country will ever take to the streets.


27 posted on 06/22/2007 8:18:16 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: kevinm13

And mornings would be bad with watered down—or heaven forbid—without Rick and Bubba! ( SE US Radio market...:))


28 posted on 06/22/2007 8:18:23 AM PDT by BudgieRamone (I ain't into pain, lady, I ain't no machinist or nothing like that.)
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To: EagleUSA

These people would not have any power if they didn’t supress everything that smacked of free speech.


29 posted on 06/22/2007 8:21:22 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: AU72

You posted: “if you don’t like talk radio, don’t listen to it!”
Like those stupid bumper stickers:

“If you don’t like Abortion, don’t have one!”
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I don’t think that is an “apples to apples” analysis. No one is killed by listening or not listening to talk radio.

There is lots of talk radio I don’t listen to, even though the shows agree with many of my opinions. On the other hand, I do try to force myself to listen to opposing views, if for no other reasons than to keep an eye on the libs, to be entertained by their poor reasoning skills and to learn the best arguments they can present on issues.


30 posted on 06/22/2007 8:28:47 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: EagleUSA
Talk radio isn't the ONLY thing Babs likes to "squash."

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And if Hillary had done a little more squashing, the whole Monica thing might never have happened.

31 posted on 06/22/2007 8:28:50 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: MizSterious
The dark side is certainly working overtime to destroy our country, and they don’t want anyone squawking about it.

You are so right -- it is scarey too. I cannot believe the Bushbots are still pushing this Administration with this Immigration bill being so bad. I am just so happy that Sen Inhofe is standing up and hope that Dr. Coburn is recovered enough from surgery and can be there for the vote.

I cannot understand shuttind down free speech on what is billed conservative sites. Might as well say they are a Bush cheerleading site and give a warning before you join.

32 posted on 06/22/2007 8:33:58 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( Inhofe for Senate 08 -- Broken Glass Republican -- vote out the RATs in 2008)
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To: EagleUSA
OTOH, it might be a ploy, not to DISCOURAGE Conservative Talk Radio, but to actually ENCOURAGE it.

Reasoning:

“We are entitled to EQAUL TIME”

“Sponsors aren’t sponsoring us”

“Therefore: GOVERNMENT FUNDING of Liberal Talk Radio is necessary to close the ‘gap’”

“The more they yak & yammer at each other, making money, the more we can tax them, meaning the more ‘free’ money we get to appropriate to ‘get out our message’!”

33 posted on 06/22/2007 8:47:52 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: EagleUSA

“...who only lust for power ...”

and money. Which is the reason why they launched a two-year campaign. That way, they aren’t stifled by the “per annum” limitations of money coming into their coffers from individual sources.

It’s all about the money.

It’s the love of money that’s the beginning of evil. And politicos love money as much as they love power.


34 posted on 06/22/2007 8:48:10 AM PDT by janereinheimer ((I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.))
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To: EagleUSA

Can’t we just squash Clinton & Boxer instead?


35 posted on 06/22/2007 8:51:37 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: EagleUSA

If this goes through, it will kill terrestrial radio. All the Conservative hosts will go to satelliate and the left will still be bitching and moaning about the “unfairness” of it.


36 posted on 06/22/2007 9:09:54 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: kevinm13

If they thought they heard from the American people over the immigration (and still are) just wait till they try to pull something like this.


37 posted on 06/22/2007 9:11:04 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Dick Bachert

Ever notice the dem/libs like gore, hillary, boxer, dean and so many others (even mccain) always have their fists clench in an aggressive, fight position? Tells me a lot about them.


38 posted on 06/22/2007 9:13:45 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: meandog

I don’t expect any relief from the Supreme Court,not after the Kelo decision.


39 posted on 06/22/2007 9:14:25 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (If there's lead in the air,there's hope.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Interesting point later about the practical application of this would be government funded left-leaning radio.

I suspect the real outcome will be that government will determine what is biased programming. Those “sensors” would simply say, in the short and medium terms, that “establishment media” content (CNN, ABC, NYT, NPR etc.) is non-biased. They could rely on international standards to reach this conclusion, not unlike the Supreme Court started doing about 3 years ago.

In the longer term, this would eventually have the effect of permitting government to determine content.

To me, it would all be a question of who was deciding what was biased.


40 posted on 06/22/2007 9:20:07 AM PDT by hoyaloya
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To: cubreporter

They will hear from us on trying to restrict free speech. This time it will be the Dims who will get it.


41 posted on 06/22/2007 9:52:13 AM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel and Freerepublic Rocks!)
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To: hoyaloya
To me, it would all be a question of who was deciding what was biased.

Good points.

Certainly bias is in the eye of the beholder and most of the left is unwilling to admit that any bias exists.

42 posted on 06/22/2007 10:37:39 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ("The military Mission has long since been accomplished" -- Harry Reid, April 23, 2007)
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To: massgopguy
Thanx. I didn't feel like looking it up. ~S

(I doubt that Clinton or Boxer would care--frankly--depending, of course, on who the human beings happened to be.)

43 posted on 06/22/2007 12:12:58 PM PDT by Savage Beast (If you think like the Roman Empire you'll act like the Roman Empire--and fall like the Roman Empire!)
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To: EagleUSA
I believe Senator Inhofe.

I'm sick to death of the condescending view the liberal moonbats have of the average person.

Talk Radio is for the people to express their feelings, concerns and viewpoints on the issues of the day.

What's up with the liberal moonbats? Are they communists who want to squash us like bugs.

If it's possible I think ALL the liberal moonbat senators and congresspersons should be dispensed with post haste.

I don't need my news delivered to me with some liberal's opionion (e.g. Williams, Couric) thrown in for bad measure.

I like the who, what, where, how, and why in my news. I will decide on my own what is or isn't relevant.

44 posted on 06/22/2007 12:35:17 PM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: kevinm13

the thing is there is fair and balanced out there. Their problem is they don’t have anyone who is good or knows what they are talking about to have a show. Their other problem is it proves their own side doesn’t even want to listen to them. If they are so good how come they can’t keep a lib on a radio show? How come their listening audience doesn’t just overflow with BELIEVERS.

They have no substance. They have nothing. Therefore, they KNOW talk radio is the voice of the people and they dont’ like it. Haven’t been able to stop it for years and years and now that the lid is off the can of the shenigans they have pulled over the years (including pubbies too) and all theri back door deals at our expense...they can’t stand it. We KNOW the truth. I would tell them the old line about the truth setting us free. They want to go backwards and stifle our voices. All I can say is it aint gonna happen. This country has shed too much blood and come too far for us to sit back and take that.


45 posted on 06/22/2007 1:04:53 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Michael.SF.

Ah, another person that thinks the “Fairness Doctrine” would remotely be applied “fairly”. Or perhaps you don’t.

You know, I know, everyone knows that this would only be applied as a one way ratchet - to the left.

Don’t you have to have someone, such as a government bureaucrat, decide what is “objective” in, say, news programs? And what, do you suppose, would such a bureaucrat decide about blatantly leftist newscasting like we see today on the MSM?


46 posted on 06/22/2007 1:09:21 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Bitsy

Leftist ideas never can stand up in the arena of ideas because they are antithetical to the human condition.

This is why they have to get rid of said arena, so they won’t have anyone speaking up to oppose them.

Just think about it, even with 90% of the information outlets spewing leftwing crap, they still only get half the votes in this country.


47 posted on 06/22/2007 1:11:26 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: MrB
Ah, another person that thinks the “Fairness Doctrine” would remotely be applied “fairly”.

I am not sure why you think that. I clearly referred to it in my post as the "unFairness" doctrine primarily for the reasons you state.

48 posted on 06/22/2007 1:41:07 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("The military Mission has long since been accomplished" -- Harry Reid, April 23, 2007)
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To: Michael.SF.

I did give you the benefit of the doubt.

My point is that people think that we could apply the “Fairness” doctrine to left wing media outlets like they would apply them to the real targets, ie, Limbaugh. “Yeah, we’ll show them when they have to have a conservative viewpoint on NPR.”

What I’m saying is that it’s a cute theory, but would never happen in reality. Those who decide what is “fair” will never apply their power to leftwing media.


49 posted on 06/22/2007 1:44:38 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: xtinct

What’s up with the liberal moonbats? Are they communists who want to squash us like bugs.
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Well, it is all about POWER AND CONTROL. The big problem that the socialists have, is that the vast majority of thinking Americans want nothing to do with them, and last but not least, do NOT WANT TO HEAR FROM THEM. Their pathetic, never ending attempts at TALK RADIO are always failures -— and since they CANNOT COMPETE IN THE ARENA OF IDEAS (because they are just socialists and do not really care about America)they have to turn to FORCE from legislation to install their socialist agenda on the America public.

This is their latest effort to silence the truth about them. Talk radio has done an excellent job of showing these criminal traitors for what they are — and the libs do not like it. And since they are totally bankrupt in the arena of ideas for America, they cannot debate, ONLY CONTROL. Hence, this pursuit to bypass the Constitution (and it is coming in spades) and place into effect, legislation that would silence their opposition.

McCain-Feingold was the first step in negating the right to FREE SPEECH. The second liberty the political class stomped on was our Fifth Amendment right to property ownership by ruling, and setting a horrid precedent, that governments can take away personal property from people — heretofore protected by the Fifth Amendment. This travesty of a SCOTUS decision has yet to be overturnied.

No, they are going to try and take away (and instill in the government) every right and liberty we have as long as we let them get away with it. Washington, as a whole, is OUT OF CONTROL and needs to be repaired, QUICKLY.


50 posted on 06/22/2007 1:47:10 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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