Somebody Get Me A Valium

Because I feel like my head is about to explode. 

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Trent Lott apparently think free speech under the First Amendment is a privilege, not a right:  they want to resurrect the “Fairness Doctrine” so that big bad old talk radio will have to present political issues in a way that is “fair.”  Fair to them, that is.

See, they just cannot believe that Americans might genuinely and legitimately disagree with their embattled amnesty immigration bill no matter how they spin it.  So it’s got to be the evil talk radio shows that are twisting our simple minds and blinding us to the benevolent and unerring wisdom of the Beltway.  Pissed off yet? 

You should be:before it was construed as protecting flag burning and stripping, the First Amendment concerned something else. . .let me see, what was that?  Oh, that’s right: political speech.

The First Amendment was penned by the Founding Fathers as an unambiguous, unbending bar against government control of political debate amongst citizens.   There is nothing—NOTHING—the First Amendment covers as explicitly as political debate, and the freedom guaranteed under that Amendment means zero, zip, nada if treacherous overlords like Trent Lott and Diane Feinstein are permitted to filter through our speech and edit it to their taste, like condescending schoolteachers editing the clumsy essays of third-graders.

Apparently, Feinstein and Lott don’t get enough airtime to combat the nefarious influence of free-market talk radio, in spite of the fact that they can summon the entire global media (including 24-hour TV news channels) by a snap of their fingers and say whatever they want, whenever they want, about anything.  No.  They now think they are entitled to force talk radio—which is really just an oral, interactive opinion journal—to discuss political and social issues in a fashion more to their liking.  In other words, it would be a lot easier for Lott, Feinstein, and the rest of their cronies to boss us all around if they could make Rush Limbaugh their bitch.

If we lie back and let them do this, we deserve to lose our freedom.  We deserve whatever we get. 

It’s bad enough that they’re actively seeking to trample our most fundamental civil liberty: do they have to treat us like idiots too?  Lott and Feinstein are presenting us with a smelly, slimy dog turd and telling us it’s a delicious slice of raspberry torte.  “No matter what your eyes and nose tell you, this isn’t a dog turd, silly!  It’s a delicious dessert, and all good boys and girls love dessert, right?  Eat it.  Eat it or else.”

A big middle finger from the Queen to Dianne Feinstein, Trent Lott, and the rest of the speech police.

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~ by lewdandlascivious on June 24, 2007.

2 Responses to “Somebody Get Me A Valium”

  1. Unbelievable. I need to do a post on this, the grassroots lobbying piece the Dems tried to sneak through and the “hate speech” thing. They are trying at least three major things to stifle free speech and hold their majority. Pathetic!

  2. I want equal time when politics comes up in regular TV shows. Denny Crane and Kitty Walker are not enough!

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