I couldn't possibly make this stuff up. It would seem that the theme for the day is "moral decline" and "spiritual deception" of the ridiculous kind.
For those who missed it (because the story was published during all the hype of Election Day), New York Senator Charles Schumer - a Democrat - not only called for the return of the Fairness Doctrine, but he went one step further comparing the law to the regulation of pornography.
Since when was freedom of speech (the First Amendment) classified as something as harmful, destructive, and immoral as pornography? How did I miss that?
I guess when you're a Liberal Democrat you can say such absurd things and get away with it because you're allowed to frame the debate just like you do when it comes to other hot button topics like homosexuality and gay marriage (incorrectly defined as a "civil rights" and/or "love" issue).
"The very same people who don’t want the Fairness Doctrine want the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] to limit pornography on the air. I am for that… But you can’t say government hands off in one area to a commercial enterprise but you are allowed to intervene in another. That’s not consistent."
Does he truly believe this rhetoric and will he hold this position long-term? Mr. Schumer apparently would rather stick up for the rights of the pornographers who he believes are getting a raw deal when it comes to issues of freedom of speech, than the rights of American citizens granted by the U.S. Constitution.
These are the people who this country has just given free reign to. We deserve everything we get.
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