“Did you hear about that the Democrats and Obama Set to End Free Speech?”
“What? Over my dead body!. I’ll say whatever I please, thank you very much!”
“Of course you will, sir or madam. Just as long as what you say is not political, just like in China.” You know, where anyone can say anything as long as there is no possible way it could be construed as against the Party.
“What are you ever talking about? Everyone knows that we have free speech. Why, it is guaranteed in the Constitution! What an idiot.”
“I’ll give you some facts – information, if you will.”
“Look you, I like Obama and that’s all there is to it”. Besides everything I read says the same things about how Obama promises us real change and hope! If there was any other information, as you call it, which had any validity, why, I would have read about it or seen in on TV. Now get out of my face with your wacko talk.”
So you imagine that some radio station which now carries a conservative talk show will still be on the air? That stations will find some way to get around the equal time provisions? You think the way the original Fairness Doctrine was implemented will be the model used this time around?
“Then, be sure to keep your trap shut, when you get a tax bill that seems a tad high. Walls have ears, you know, and if the word gets out you are somehow at odds with the bill, someone will come round and have a chat with you.”
…(Obama) and most Democrats want to expand broadcasters’ public-interest duties. One such measure would be to impose greater “local accountability” on them – requiring stations to carry more local programming whether the public wants it or not. The reform would entail setting up community boards to make their demands known when station licenses come up for renewal. The measure is clearly aimed at national syndicators like Clear Channel that offer conservative shows. It’s a Fairness Doctrine by subterfuge.
Obama also wants to relicense stations every two years (not eight, as is the case now), so these monitors would be a constant worry for stations. Finally, the Democrats also want more minority-owned stations and plan to intervene in the radio marketplace to ensure that outcome.
…(the) Trinity Church, the controversial church Obama attended for many years, is heavily involved in the media-reform movement, having sought to restore the Fairness Doctrine, prevent media consolidation and deny licenses to stations that refuse to carry enough children’s programming.
“Hey you two, look I’m a conservative, and I plan to teach those Republicans a lesson by not voting. That’ll show ’em! Next election we’ll take it back and repeal Obama’s stuff.
…conservatives need to face the fact that Barack Obama has promised profound systemic changes that will be irreversible – absolutely permanent alterations of our economy and government where there is no chance at all that Republican office-holders of the future could in any way repair the damage.
…If he becomes President we’ll be permanently stuck not just with federal pre-school and a subsidized health insurance guarantee (Obama described it as a “right” in the last debate), but with a $4,000 annual check (a so-called “refundable tax credit”) to all “non-wealthy” college students, a doubling of the Peace Corps, vast increases in AmeriCorps, new billions for “National Service,” a tripling of the foreign aid budget (a specific Obama promise) and much, much more.
…other changes brought about by President Obama will prove to be unalterable and devastating: in his first year, he will authorize gays serving openly in the military, and hasten the national imposition of homosexual marriage (he’s pledged to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act) … (on the Supreme Court).
…All legal observers expect Obama’s nominees to embrace an even more activist, leftist view of the Constitution and legal system than Clinton’s appointees.
…President Obama will radically revamp our already broken immigration system and permanently remake the country, politically and demographically.
…That’s the biggest threat of an Obama presidency: the creation of vast new groups of dependent Americans who will comprise an unassailable new coalition that will enjoy iron control of our politics for a generation or more …
In his first years in office, a President Obama could easily succeed in buying so many interest groups and constituencies with expensive new governmental favors, that conservative dreams of rebuilding a small government majority will go absolutely nowhere.
The Supreme Court has agreed that the US government owns the air waves. A license to broadcast from the US Government is considered a privilege the Government can grant and take away. And as the Court has affirmed at least three times: The constitution grants individuals (and by extension single entities) privileges which can be revoked at any given time. The Court went on to say: only the Treaty Tribes (Indians who have Federal treaties) have rights granted by the Constitution.
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