Ben Shapiro

It will not be long before Democrats apply the same principle -- homosexuality as protected status -- to federal housing and employment law. The day is close at hand when church organizations are forced to hire homosexuals, when parochial schools are punished for firing Mary-formerly-known-as-Bob.

But Democrats aren't only focusing on silencing traditional religion. They're focusing on shutting down conservative thought more generally. Naturally, the Democrats are targeting Rush Limbaugh and Salem Radio Network in particular. To that end, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Pelosi are eager to reinstate the misnamed Fairness Doctrine, which would effectively shut down talk radio.

The defunct Fairness Doctrine required radio stations to warn political figures before they were attacked, and then give the political figures airtime to respond. It also forced stations to give equal time to proponents and opponents of given issues and candidates. Reinstating the Fairness Doctrine would essentially turn talk radio into PBS, restoring a virtual monopoly to the major liberal media.

The Democrats do not stand for "live and let live." If you want to make a liberal utopian omelette, they say, you have to break some religious and constitutional eggs. And if you have to lie to the American people to do it, so be it.

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
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