Skip to comments.The Fight for Free Speech is On!
Posted on 05/01/2009 11:17:10 AM PDT by FromLori
There have been several new developments regarding the battle to regulate free speech on your radio. First, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas provided a definitive statement about how the court might view restoration of the Fairness Doctrine. Accordng to WorldNetDaily, Justice Thomas called the policy problematic and a deep intrusion into the First Amendment rights of broadcasters. He is right. Thats why Democrats are going through the FCC backdoor to regulate broadcasters in a stealth manner with measures that would accomplish their goals of snuffing out conservative talk and thus conservative values in America. They are smart enough to know the old Fairness Doctrine wouldnt stand up in court. So, the first step in the process begins May 7th when the FCC will start conducting hearings to redistribute media ownership in America. The theme of redistributing wealth continues.
The other major development is news about new FCC appointments coming soon. According to Radio & Records, the new appointments are imminent. It appears Obama will nominate Mignon Clyburn from South Carolina as one of his Democrat appointments along with Julius Genachowski as Chairman. Ms. Clyburn has a newspaper background, so hopefully she will have some sympathies for conservative talk radio, but I doubt it. She also has a strong public service background and has been vetted by Obama. Newspapers have always held a low opinion of conservative talk radio. Watch for the hammer to come down.
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Always remember, the Second is there to back up the First (and the rest).
Now it is the American people who are suppressed, and news-censored by the leftist in our Big Government who seek to deny the voice of freedom in America.
But here there's a clear intent to stifle political speech.
Will the courts do the right thing? Will Obama get enough of his nominees appointed that the question will be moot?
I am glad I have my faith in God, and that I got to live most of my life in a free country.