For the dwindling number of people in this country who actually believe in traditional values, it’s time to ask yourselves a question. That being, does the United States of America even exist anymore?
Our Founding Fathers envisioned a great deal when they crafted the documents that set forth the laws and boundaries that would help to govern our fledgling nation, but a mainstream media that would be almost one hundred percent controlled by the left was clearly something beyond their imagination. Should Barack Obama win this election, the socialist and draconian measures pushed by him, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and Harry Reid, will surely threaten the integrity and intent of our founding documents.
One of the first steps the socialist-four will take will be to censor and ultimately silence Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham and all of conservative radio. By reinstituting the un-American “Fairness doctrine,” they will seek -- much like the former Soviet Union, Hugo Chavez and the Obama supporting regime of Iran -- to use any means to crush dissent and the voice of citizens who disagree with and fear their far-left policies.
Thomas Jefferson was well aware of a biased press and yellow journalism when he said, “The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” Two hundred and twenty-one years after he wrote those words, any reasoned and honest person would have to surmise that Jefferson would not only be horrified by the “fairness” doctrine, but chilled to the bone by a left-leaning media that willfully ignores the “opinion of the people.”
Does the United States of America even exist anymore? If it did, could a humble citizen like “Joe the Plumber” be so savaged by an Obama worshiping media simply because he dared to ask their candidate an honest and timely question about his plan to redistribute the wealth?
How much different is “Joe the Plumber” from the fictional character Jefferson Smith in Frank Capra’s classic movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington?” In that 1939 film, citizen Smith comes to Washington and dares to ask an honest and timely question about an obviously corrupt business practice that involves a powerful congressional figure and his wealthy private sector enabler and puppet master.
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