Skip to comments.Rep. Pence to reintroduce Broadcaster Freedom Act
Posted on 01/17/2011 12:25:22 PM PST by pissant
Former House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.) said today that he would soon reintroduce the Broadcaster Freedom Act, and that Congress should reject the idea of regulating political speech in the wake of the Arizona shooting over the weekend. Pence, who spoke on C-SPAN this morning, said his bill would prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating content on the airwaves.
In the last Congress, Pence introduced the Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009, which would have prevented the FCC from requiring broadcasters to present opposing points of view, a concept known as the Fairness Doctrine.
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More power to Mr. Pence, but the Odumbo FCC has already defined Congress and the Judicial branch by laying out regulations for the internet.
Nothing short of a new Administration and Senate will change their ways.
It’s a crying shame that such legislation is even necessary in a free country.
I hope Pence runs for president.
The FCC, like the National Fire Protection Agency, should be a group of private citizens from that industry who craft the regulations needed for broadcasts. States could choose to adopt their guidance or not. Same for OSHA, the EPA, etc etc.
Pirate Radio Broadcaster Freedom Act
They are a waste of hard earned Tax Money. Totally not needed at this point.
Mike Pence Bump!
'Cause you never know when the Government might need to toss the first amendment in the trash can?
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