Scott Bensing

Not since the Alien and Sedition Acts of the 18th century, has free speech in America been in such peril. Democrats have indicated their desire to restrict the First Amendment rights of all Americans by censoring broadcast media. Although the Democrats are not calling it censorship, they are masking their actions under the guise of the Fairness Doctrine. Why do Democrats want to restrict free speech? Simple, they are losing the battle of ideas and this result manifests itself in the popularity of right-of-center talk radio. Prior to the abolition of the Fairness Doctrine radio shows such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity could not have existed – alternatively, Radio America could not have existed either. But as Limbaugh and Hannity (among others) succeeded in the marketplace of ideas, Radio America and other liberal talk radio endeavors failed miserably. So since liberals cannot win the battle, they want to change the rules.

“Spreading the wealth” is the current statement du-jour. But nothing can more accurately portray what is in store for America if the Democrats control government. After driving away jobs with Card Check and stifling debate through the Fairness Doctrine, Democrats are coming for your money. In fact, they may not wait that long to take your earnings for the common good. Is there anything more un-American than punishing the success of those who create jobs? If Democrats control the government say goodbye to low personal income tax rates, job-creating low capital gains taxes and incentives to earn more. Say hello to government handouts, activist judges and forced unionization.

It is not hyperbole to say the fate of this nation hangs in the balance of this election. Democrats have laid out a plan that will destroy this country economically at both personal and corporate levels. And don’t be fooled by Democrats who claim they will stand up for the wishes of their constituents. Sending Democrats like Jeanne Shaheen, Al Franken, Jeff Merkley, Kay Hagan, Ronnie Musgrove and Jim Martin only empowers Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer, and not the constituents of those states. A vote for any of those candidates, or any Democrat candidate for that matter, is a vote against lower taxes, smaller government, free speech and self-determination.

The effects of this election will be felt for generations. That is why when you vote on November 4th, the choice is clear, the choice is Republican.

Scott Bensing

Scott Bensing is the Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
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