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We never gave up our First Amendment rights.. but

it took decades before the First Amendment was brought into focus vis-a-vis the "Fairness Doctrine." Obama could use a kind of "Fairness Doctrine."

I remember the decades of the "Fairness Doctrine;"

the First Amendment remained but conservative opinion was stifled by simply "waiting" for citizens to complain about media content thus threatening the station owners' licenses..

.. the licenses in this case could be the result of de facto registration; to wit, the Administration declares that all guns are "registered" and "licensed." Gun owners can be identified and lose their "license(s)" when any citizen complains about the gun owner's behavior.

My point again is: We never gave up our First Amendment rights.. but . . . .

6 posted on 01/10/2013 1:10:25 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael


Paul Harvey on GunsMonday,
November 06, 2000

Are you considering backing gun control
laws? Do you think that because you may not own a gun, the rights guaranteed by
the Second Amendment don’t matter?

CONSIDER:

In 1929 the Soviet Union established
gun control. From 1929 to 1953, approximately 20 million dissidents, unable to
defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun
control. From 1915-1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves,
were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938
and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill,
and others, who were unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935.
From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves,
were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in
1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves,
were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in
1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were
rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in
1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million “educated” people, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

That places total victims who lost
their lives because of gun control at approximately 56 million in the last
century. Since we should learn from the mistakes of history, the next time
someone talks in favor of gun control, find out which group of citizens they
wish to have exterminated. I would really like to know which groups you liberals want to kill. Of course gun control has nothing to do with anyone’s safety and everything to do with a tyrannical government take over. If Obama gets his way kiss your freedoms goodbye


7 posted on 01/10/2013 1:51:12 PM PST by darylmh (new workers, new prisons)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
We never gave up our First Amendment rights.. but

it took decades before the First Amendment was brought into focus vis-a-vis the "Fairness Doctrine." Obama could use a kind of "Fairness Doctrine."

The “Fairness” Doctrine can only seem to make sense on the assumption that journalism is objective. That assumption is, of course, preposterous. It is preposterous, ironically, precisely because journalism claims to be objective. That is true for the simple reason that no one can know that they themselves are objective, and no one can seriously even attempt to be objective without being open about any and all incentives and motives which the disciple of objectivity can in all due diligence identify. And that is a discipline which is directly in conflict with making any claim of actually being objective.
Do journalists have any identifiable interests? Journalists are motivated to attract attention, and they are motivated to gain influence. Their motives, in short, are precisely the motives of "the boy who cried ‘Wolf!’” Their behavior, coincidentally, is precisely the same - except that, unfortunately, they have learned to change the subject when their ruse becomes too transparent to continue. So they never actually get eaten by the wolf for which they are, theoretically, on watch.

11 posted on 01/10/2013 2:13:47 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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