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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The very definition of idiocy out of Congress

We have no confidence in this incoming Congress. These people are utter fools, and their obtuse ideas defy logic or reason. Geraghty the Indispensable explains the newest point of idiocy to come out of Congress:

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-California, is talking about not only bringing back the Fairness Doctrine, but somehow, in some constitutionally dubious way, applying it to forms of communication that do not include public airwaves — i.e., cable and satellite programming.

It is worth remembering, at moments like these, that Obama has said he opposes reinstating the Fairness Doctrine. It is also worth remembering, at moments like these, that all statements from Barack Obama come with an expiration date. All of them.

Think about this. A congresswoman, believing that "there should be equal time for the spoken word," is going to have the government step in and regulate what can be said on privately owned communication systems, i.e., cable television and satellite radio. And at no point does it cross her mind that this would violate the First Amendment.

Not long ago, Cam spotlighted a case of local lawmakers passing gun ordinances that their own lawyers concluded blatantly violated state law and/or the state and U.S. constitutions. Upon being told that there was no way their proposal would pass a constiutional challenge, the lawmakers shrugged their shoulders and passed it anyway. One councilwoman actually declared, "Who really cares about it being unconstitutional?"

I fear we may have managed to elect a governing class that is constitutionally illiterate.

See, this is how Democrats think. They don't care if they violate the Constitution. They don't care one iota about violating private business (which they would if they apply the Fairness Doctrine to cable and satellite TV). Of course, the Fairness Doctrine in and of itself is unconstitutional, but we doubt that'll stop congressional Democrats if they wish to silence our side when we really start making a stink. And we wouldn't put it past them to try instituting it on the 'Net. All we have to say is "Go for it, sparky. It'll NEVER pass Constitutional muster, and the high court will delight in striking it down."

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