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Free Speech For Thee, But Not For Me

6 March 2009, 11:58 am. 1 Comment. Filed under 1st Amendment, Feckless Weasels.

Speaker Pelosi Backs Senate Amendment to Regulate Talk Radio

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told on Thursday that she supports an amendment to a Senate bill that would force the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “take actions to encourage and promote diversity in communication media ownership and to ensure that broadcast station licenses are used in the public interest.”

Ok, let’s take the obvious violation of the 1st Amendment out of the equation here for a minute. The most listened to stations are of the conservative bent. What do these talkers discuss? Why, they point out all the absurdity of the left, of course. And who is on the left? We have the Queen P, herself….ol’ Pelosi from moonbatland. So, of course she is going to support anything that will shut up people who criticize her, and her cronies.

What is this promotion of ‘diversity’? According to Durbin: “When we talk about diversity in media ownership, it relates primarily to gender, race and other characteristics of that nature.”

Uh huh. Got it. How ’bout this instead….how about we let people who have the means, and the willpower, run their stations in the manner they wish, regardless of gender, race and those “other characteristics”, which, no doubt means either conservative or liberal. Hey…what a novel concept!

Now, back to that pesky 1st Amendment:

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.

Hmmm….let’s see. “Freedom of speech”. Ok, now I’m no Constitutional expert, by any stretch of the imagination, but I take that itty bitty phrase to mean just what it says. Free to speak your mind, which many talk radio hosts do….on a regular basis. Some, a whole lot better than others.

Then we have “the right of the people peaceably to assemble”. I don’t know about you, but when I’m with the Mr, gathered around the radio, we are mostly peaceable…with the occasional “You have GOT to be kidding”, and “Holy crap!” thrown in. We don’t typically start a riot or anything while riding in the car, or sitting in the living room.

Ok, how about that “petition the government for a redress of grievances”? Isn’t that what many of the conservative talkers doing? Addressing grievances of a large number of the citizens?

So, you see Mizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Pelosi, and Massa Durbin….your actions are a violation of the U.S. Constitution. IMHO.

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