Thursday, February 01, 2007

Goodbye Rush, Sean, and Laura; Goodbye ‘From Sea to Shining Sea’

Conservatives are rightly worried about attempts being made now by liberal Democrats to reinstate the “Fairness Doctrine”. Sounds good, doesn’t it – this “Fairness Doctrine”? The only problem is that it is another attempt to shut up and shut down anyone who doesn’t agree with leftist philosophy.

Let’s look back:
First we have a situation where most of the country does not agree with unlimited abortion. Some states were slowly changing their laws to relax some limitations on abortions, but it was clear that voters and legislatures were highly resistive to any changes. So what do liberals do? They work to put in place activist judges who will ignore the law and ignore the voters – first to proclaim that first trimester abortion is legal – and then they extend it to abortion on demand.

Next we have a situation where, by an overwhelming vote of Congress, responding to an overwhelming demand by the voting public, partial-birth abortion is banned. But is it really banned? No, liberal judges have stymied the will of the people, and enforcement of this ban is in limbo.

Voters in many states went on record to show that the people of America understand the importance and the role of traditional marriage in society and want it protected. So what happens here? In Massachusetts, not only does a liberal court step in and upset the clear desire of the majority of Massachusetts citizens, but the liberal Massachusetts legislature violates the law and obstructs a legal attempt to put the issue before its citizens in a Constitutional referendum. This same kind of thing happens over and over again in California.

I have already written at length about how, on college campus after college campus, any attempt by conservative speakers to put forth viewpoints at odds with leftist orthodoxy is met by tactics that Stalin and Hitler would have admired. Speakers are attacked and shouted down, professors are denied tenure, and students who question the ‘hate America’ line are routinely flunked.

The relationship of all this to the “Fairness Doctrine” is that a wonderful thing has been happening in America over the past 20 years. No longer are we trapped in a box where only the liberal spoutings of the broadcast networks and the rest of the mainstream press can be heard (in 1992, 89 percent of Washington journalists voted for Bill Clinton; in 1996 the figure was 92 percent). When the “Fairness Doctrine” was thrown out, talk radio came into its own, but, strangely, in the main, only conservative radio hosts became popular and succeeded. They gave a voice for the first time to the ‘silent majority’. The internet exploded as well, and we also got Fox News to provide balanced reporting for a change.

This new ability of conservative viewpoints to be heard has now so alarmed liberals that they want to shut it down. They want to impose the “Fairness Doctrine” and require opposing points of view always to be presented. They want to do what they always do. They know they can’t compete on the basis of logic and facts. They know they can’t win an argument honestly. They know that the systems they tout have failed everywhere they have been tried, and that America is the greatest success story in the history of the world. The “Fairness Doctrine” will mean the end of most talk radio shows and the end of weblogs like mine. Dennis Kucinich and Bernard Sanders are the new architects of the “Fairness Doctrine”. Need I say more?

Final Note: Perhaps when the Democrats wake up to the likelihood that their “Fairness Doctrine” will also shut down and, this will all fade away. Les Aspin, Clinton’s first SecDef once tried to prevent our troops from listening to Rush Limbaugh. He had to spend the rest of his days hiding under his desk

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At 6:33 AM, Anonymous Dave Bennett said...

Russ wrote:
"Voters in many states went on record to show that the people of America understand the importance and the role of traditional marriage in society and want it protected."

These "people of America" based their views on revealed religion. And, btw, "traditional marriage" in America seems to be a live in relationship followed by a marriage, a divorce, several liaisons, a live-in relationship, etc. Is this reality sanctioned by Scripture?
But in law, which you revere, marriage is a state-sanctioned legal contract which can be solemnized by people as various as the pope, JP’s, mail-order ministers, and Captains of cruise ships.

If those “people of America” want a religious-based marriage, they are free to have it sanctified. However, other “people of America” are free to chose or reject their notions.


At 6:53 AM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

Dave, Not if it's against the law.

At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

Gay people claimed that they wanted to be accepted. Okay, if you're Gay, we accept you. We don't have to approve of your lifestyle, or do we? Not too many years ago in my State of Massachusetts, during Gov. Paul Selucci's administration, the Gays held a workshop in one of our public schools in which 11 to 15 year olds attended. They talked about their lifestyle and the way that they performed sex with one another. As I remember, at least two school teachers or administrators were fired, and Gov. Selucci played "Mickey the Dunce", as though he had no knowledge of what was going on. I think that everyone knows that most of the schools are run by Liberals who want to be tolerant of Homosexuals to a point that they have no problem advancing an agenda that most people find repugnant. I for one do not want my six year old grandson learning about these people. He's too young to understand what it's all about. In fact, I wouldn't even want Hugh Heftner coming to his school and giving a workshop on the "Playboy Philosophy". So, what's next? Gays want to get married,right? So here's the scenario; If the Gays get to keep the right to be married, then they're going to want to get married in the Catholic Church, and when the church says No, then the ACLU will step in and file their lawsuits and all the Liberal judges will be backing them up and ruling in their favor. This is what I see coming down the road. Marriage isn't a right. It is a privilege just like a driver's license. My two cents.

At 4:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Purple Mountains, Rush, Hannity, will survive just fine with other viewpoints ... this article is alot of "pretending-to-be-abused" that we conservatives seem to be so fond of lately.

At 10:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democrats now promise, "A New Direction For America"

The stock market is at a new all-time high and America's 401K's are back.
A new direction from there means, what?

Unemployment is at 25 year lows.
A new direction from there means, what?

Oil prices are plummeting.
A new direction from there means, what?

Taxes are at 20 year lows.
A new direction from there means, what?

Federal tax revenues are at all-time highs.
A new direction from there means, what?

The Federal deficit is down almost 50%, just as predicted over last year.
A new direction from there means, what?

Home valuations are up 200% over the past 3.5 years.
A new direction from there means, what?

Inflation is in check, hovering at 20 year lows.
A new direction from there means, what?

Not a single terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11/01.
A new direction from there means, what?

Osama bin Laden is living under a rock in a dark cave, having not
surfaced in years, if he's alive at all, while 95% of Al Queda's top
dogs are either dead or in custody, cooperating with US Intel.
A new direction from there means, what?

Several major terrorist attacks already thwarted by US and British
Intel, including the recent planned attack involving 10 Jumbo Jets
being exploded in mid-air over major US cities in order to celebrate the
anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks.
A new direction from there means, what?

Just as President Bush foretold us on a number of occasions, Iraq
was to be made "ground zero" for the war on terrorism -- and just as
President Bush said they would, terrorist cells from all over the
region are arriving from the shadows of their hiding places and flooding
into Iraq in order to get their faces blown off by US Marines rather than
boarding planes and heading to the United States to wage war on us here.
A new direction from there means, what?

Now let me see, do I have this right? I can expect:
The economy to go South
Illegals to go North
Taxes to go Up
Employment to go Down
Terrorism to come In
Tax breaks to go Out
Social Security to go away
Health Care to go the same way gas prices have gone
But what the heck !
I can gain comfort by knowing that Nancy P, Hillary C, John
Kerry, Edward Kennedy, Howard Dean, Harry Reid and Obama
have worked hard to create a comprehensive National Security Plan,
Health Care Plan, Immigration Reform Plan, Gay Rights Plan,
Same Sex Marriage Plan, Abortion On Demand Plan, U.S. in
the Next Six Months Plan, A Get Tough Plan, adapted from the French
Plan by the same name and a How Everyone Can Become as Wealthy
as We Are Plan.
I forgot the No More Katrina Storm Plan.
Now I know why I feel good after the elections.
I am going to be able to sleep so much better at nights knowing
these dedicated politicians are thinking of me and my welfare.
Please pass this good news along to all of your friends so they can
feel better also...


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