The Un-fairness Doctrine…

Author: Brad  |  Category: Boardman Views, Conservatism, Education, General

How about that First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America! Just to refresh the memories of those back in the other Washington apparently once again ignoring it, it goes something like…well, no…EXACTLY like this:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Last I checked, that Amendment was still in effect, so before you guys get too carried away back there, you may want to brush up on your Constitutional Law.

Stoplight with Stuart Shepard

Although I do love the geographic location from which Boardman Country emanates, one thing that can be a bit tedious about it is the fact that Washington (the state) is home to more than its fair share of left-leaners. However, the upside to that is that those of us who lean the other way can very easily (as in, from the comfort of our recliners) keep our fingers on the pulse of the verbal minority. This allows us, at a moment’s notice, to spring into action to block their perpetual left-wing, liberty-destroying, anti-American attempts to diminish our Constitutionally-provided rights.

This thing called the Fairness Doctrine, a former law that was done away with during the Reagan era, is once again trying to rear its ugly head. My understanding is that it would mandate that radio stations (and other media outlets that use the airwaves) give equal time to both sides of any “controversial” issue even if the owners of a particular station don’t believe in or care to discuss opposing views. Once again, Big Brother is out to “help” the millions of us who can’t think for ourselves.

It’s more than obvious to any honest adult with half a brain that the primary target of this abridgment of free speech is the conservative talk-radio community. The liberals don’t like the fact that they, with their flawed political positions, are the underdogs and this is their desperate attempt at silencing those of us who disagree with them. I say, if they don’t like what the Right has to say and they want equal time, then let them go get their own ding-dang radio station and they can spew forth their…stuff… 24/7/365! No one’s stopping them.

Now, if you disagree with me, just think about this. The abridgment of free speech is a slippery slope. If the Un-fairness Doctrine is reinstated and conservatives are hindered from expressing their views on the radio, what will the next target be?

Could be blogs!

Could be Boardman Country, where everyone is entitled to MY opinion!

Believe me when I say that sewage the likes of MoveOn.org and others is unquestionably abhorrent to me. But I’ll go down fighting for their right to let their effluent flow. Let them talk, even lie, all they want. Just don’t step on the equally Constitutional right of the rest of us to express views when, how and where we want.

So, if you think you’d like to keep the right to express your view, you might consider taking the following actions:

  • To sign the petition for the Broadcaster Freedom Act, click here.
  • To contact your local representative, click here.
  • To see Congressman Mike Pence’s website (he is the hero leading the charge!), click here.

While it lasts, Happy Speaking.

You’re in Boardman Country!

Make yourself at home,

Brad
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One Response to “The Un-fairness Doctrine…”

  1. 70-640 exam Says:

    It’s really very unfair doctrine.Freedom of expression is for every body all the time.

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