Sunday, February 15, 2009

The 'Shut Up' Doctrine

Editorial - February 14th, 2009 - New York Post

With the mega-pork, er, stimulus bill done, Democrats will now turn to regulating political speech they don't like.

That is, they're revving up to resurrect the so-called Fairness Doctrine.

There used to be a time in America when the normal attitude about speech was summarized by the uniquely American statement, "I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it." The demise of this attitude started with the so-called 'fairness doctrine'. Today the prevalent attitude among liberals (and even some conservatives) is "I do not agree with what you say and will make sure some bureaucrat or judge makes you STOP!"

With this new attitude about speech, and the corruption of our courts to the point they rewrite the Constitution with enthusiasm, why is anyone surprised that the power hungry Democrats plan to end the free speech of their opposition?


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