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Old 10-18-2007, 11:10 PM
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Attacks On - 1st Amendment of The Bill of Rights - On Freedom Of Speech - ??? - :-o :-o :-o

Attacks On The (1st Amendment) Freedom Of Speech

Attacks On - 1st Amendment of The Bill of Rights - On Freedom Of Speech

Pence Pushes Vote Against Fairness Doctrine

By Klaus Marre
October 17, 2007


Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) filed a discharge petition Wednesday to force a vote on legislation to ban the so-called Fairness Doctrine.

“The time has come to do away with the Fairness Doctrine once and for all,” the lawmaker said on the House floor. Pence’s legislation would require an act of Congress before the Fairness Doctrine, which would require broadcasters to give time to both sides on an issue, can be implemented.

A discharge petition allows a lawmaker to force an up-or-down vote in the House if it is signed by a majority of members.

“To my colleagues in Congress I respectfully say: If you oppose the Fairness Doctrine, sign the petition. If you cherish the dynamic national asset that is American talk radio, sign the petition. If you simply believe that broadcast freedom deserves an up-or-down vote on the floor of the people’s House, sign the petition,” Pence said.

Republicans strongly oppose the Fairness Doctrine, saying it is a tool Democrats use to attack conservative talk show hosts.

They are worried that forcing stations to make equal time for liberal talk radio would cut into profits so severely that radio executives would choose to scale back on conservative programming to avoid rising costs and interference from the government.

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/pence-pushes-vote-against-fairness-doctrine-2007-10-17.html

The "Fairness Doctrine" restricts Freedom of Speech by "forcing stations to make equal time for liberal talk". This legislation assumes that the truth lies in either the Liberal or the Conservative side. It ignores the fact that both Liberal & Conservatives views could be both completely detached from "reality", as it is today in the 21st Century. Enacting the "Fairness Doctrine" would practically force the shutting down of those stations that disagree w/ the current establishment, & thus censor Free-Speech.

The Fairness Doctrine
http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2007/07/fairness-doctrine.html

Thank God for "Freedom Of Speech"... An “Informed Citizen” makes a good “Patriot.”
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