Monday, June 18, 2007

Stand Up For Our Freedom of Speech

June 18, 2007

Ever so slowly now, we are losing our First Admendment right of Freedom of Speech. Offensive words are being banned based upon someone's perceived sense of being offended.

Political Correctness has entered the language where we now must insinuate what certain words may be by listing them as the "X" word.

Hate Speech charges are leveled upon some while others may spew what they desire with impunity.

Campaigning for our candidates is restricted within a certain time period of elections due to faulty and misguided legislation.

And now, once again, Radio Programming is under fire because Talk Radio Hosts speeak freely to inform the populace of what is actually going on. Especially egregious is hearing a Conservative jump on the band wagon opposing free speech.

Republican whip, Trent Lott of Mississippi, jumped on that band wagon last week, June 5, when he said of those of us opposing this proposed ill conceived immigration legislation, “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.”

Tell us, Senator Lott, just how do you propose "dealing with the problem" of Amricans listening to and exercising their right to free speech? Why is it so important to you that we do not know just what is in this proposed legislation?

It's difficult for me to accept that someone with a conservative background like Lott said this, but he did. Any advocacy of limiting free speech must be opposed. Be it the 'un'Fairness Doctrine, McCain/Feingold Campaign reform or what.

If Lott truly sees Talk Radio as such a Problem, perhaps it is he who is out of step with us, the American Voter. After all, we listen to various Talk Radio hosts, not to be told what to do, but because these various hosts agree with us and for the most part, share our values.

America, it is time we took back our country. By attitudes shown from elected representatives, they no longer feel like they are our 'representatives,' but have assumed the role of our 'Ruling Class.'


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

~George Washington