Posts Tagged ‘1st amendment’

Free Speech?? Not the Fairness Doctrine. It gets worse…

August 14, 2008

This is the latest Drudge flash:

FLASH: RASMUSSEN Poll release at Noon Eastern:

47% Favor Fairness Doctrine for Radio, TV...

31% Want Government Requirement for Bloggers to Abide by Guidelines...

Do these 47% realize that the Fairness Doctrine would serve to undermine the U.S. Constitution by forcing radio and TV to present opposing sides to their perspective?  So if you as a bed-wetting Satanist have your own radio show, the Fairness Doctrine will require you to present in equal time, the opposing argument.

Plus, they want to expand it to bloggers!

What are these so called “Government Requirements” that we should abide by?  What is the point of the 1st Amendment?  Shall I use my 2nd Amendment rights to protect my 1st Amendment Rights?  Will I be able to use my 5th Amendment rights because my 1st Amendment rights were infringed upon?

I am convinced that Americans are growing stupid to liberty.

UPDATE:  I’ll add that like the previous legislation, the Fairness Doctrine (or whatever name the latest incarnation of FD will have) will likely be largely ignored by broadcasters.