I realize that I have not been writing much as of late. I guess I may be a little burnt out on the blogging front. New responsibilities at work, my oldest son graduating high school and leaving for the Army in August, and my duties as a husband have left little time for much else as of late, but when I heard about this latest attack by the Liberal Demoncrats on the Constitution of the United States, I could not remain silent.
Liberal Democrats in the same fashion as the architect of Nazi Germany’s Final Solution, have set on a path to limit free speech and eliminate people who disagree with their agenda and now that they control both the House and the Senate, are breathing new life into a bill to silence their opposition. From InsightMag.Com:
Allies close to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are promoting legislation, which if passed, will take off the air prominent conservative radio hosts such as Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly—along with thousands of smaller conservative broadcasters. The bill, entitled the “Media Ownership Reform Act,” is sponsored by Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a leftist Democrat from New York. The legislation aims to revive the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” of the 1940’s: “all views” are to be given equal time on radio. In particular, the Federal Communications Commission would have the power to oversee and change radio and television content. The goal is to tilt the ideological balance of power away from the right on the nation’s air waves.
The real force behind the effort to censor conservative talk radio is the progressive–philanthropist, George Soros. The radical leftist billionaire has made no secret of his hatred for conservatives. He says President Bush has transformed America into a militaristic, “fascist” empire. Moreover, Soros champions many of liberalism’s chic causes: abortion on demand, legalization of drugs, homosexual marriage, euthanasia, unlimited Third World immigration, open borders, and one-world government anchored in the United Nations. He advocates all the issues that are anathema to popular radio talk-show hosts like Savage, Limbaugh and Hannity. Hence, he wants these commentators to be exiled to the political wilderness.
At a recent National Conference for Media Reform, sponsored by Free Press, a Massachusetts-based group heavily subsidized by Soros, Hinchey laid bare his plan to silence conservative voices on television and radio. The anti-war McGovernite attacked Savage, Limbaugh and other conservative radio hosts, saying they were “responsible” for leading the U.S. into the Iraq war, as well as for preparing the ground for future military invasions of Iran and Syria. According to Hinchey, these men pose a “threat” to American national security. Hence, under his bill, they would be fired.
“All of that stuff will end,” Hinchey said.
In the Senate, the legislation is being supported by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. A self-styled “social democrat,” Sanders is forming a media caucus with the explicit goal of ending conservative hegemony on talk radio.
“Now is the time to begin asking that if networks provide their listeners with 99 percent of talk shows being with right-wing extremists, whether that really is what public trust is about,” Sanders said in an address in January. “Now is the time to open the question of the Fairness Doctrine again.”
However, this begs the question of why do radio networks have most of their shows hosted by conservatives? The answer is a simple one: They’re popular with listeners. Talk radio is overwhelmingly right-leaning because it satisfies the public’s growing appetite for alternative news and commentary to the liberal media establishment. If the Democrats don’t like the opinions of Savage, Limbaugh or Hannity, then all they need to do is go to CNN, MSNBC, NPR, The New York Times or The Washington Post. There are countless outlets peddling the anti-war, anti-Bush mantras of the left.
The liberal media and political class have tried to marginalize conservative talk radio for years—first by ignoring it, then by demonizing it, and finally by attempting to compete with it. Air America, with hosts such as Al Franken, was supposed to be the great liberal alternative to conservative talk radio. But, in spite of all the puff stories in The Times, The Post and CNN, Air America failed dismally to attract a large audience. When Hinchey, Sanders, Soros and their liberal Democratic allies complain about the need to “give equal time” to left-leaning views on radio, they forget one important fact: The radio audience is not interested. Now, after the failure of Air America, the Democrats are attempting to implement the final solution to their conservative problem: censorship.
Having lost in the Arena of Free Thought, the Liberal Democrats attempt to revive this “Fairness Doctrine” is essentially a Declaration of War on Free Speech in America.
The bill, known as the “Media Ownership Reform Act” first introduced in July of 2005 by Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) is also being co-sponsored by fellow National Socialists:
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] – 7/14/2005
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] – 7/14/2005
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] – 7/14/2005
Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] – 7/14/2005
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] – 7/14/2005
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 7/14/2005
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] – 7/14/2005
Rep Owens, Major R. [NY-11] – 7/14/2005
Rep Sanders, Bernard [VT] – 7/14/2005
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] – 7/22/2005
Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28] – 7/14/2005
Rep Solis, Hilda L. [CA-32] – 7/14/2005
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] – 7/14/2005
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] – 7/14/2005
Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] – 7/14/2005
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] – 7/14/2005
Click Here for an entry from Democrat Congressman Hinchey’s website.
Democrats are resorting to Nazi like tactics to silence all dissenting points of view and unable to debate the issues against Right Wing Talk giants like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and Glen Beck, Liberals are hoping to use the same tactics used by Stalin and Hitler to silence their opposition once and for all!
If you were not scared the day Nancy Pelosi took control of the United States Congress, you should be scared to death now!