I'm deeply concerned about the attack the White House is engaging in against Glenn Beck. The fascinating part is they aren't countering his message, only attacking the messanger. That alone should send a red flag. If what Glenn is reporting ISN'T TRUE, then the content of his reporting is what they need to be talking about. And denying. Only they aren't.
Could it be because what Glenn is reporting is TRUE?
In related news, the Federal Trade Commission is doing a side-ways attack on the First Amendment by putting limits on bloggers. Of course we can say "well, it makes sense for bloggers to have to disclose that the product(s) they're promoting are ones they're getting paid to promote."
When we open the door to any restriction on free speech, then that makes the next restriction easier to accomplish.
How about forcing bloggers to admit "I'm friends with this writer so I'm giving her new release a good review because 1) she gave me a free book to read, 2) writers support other writers, and/or 3) I'm hoping one day she'll return the favor by giving my book a good review."
I've long past the point of naively trusting the government. What I want to know is why the skeptics of the Bush Administration are so readily willing to leave their skepticism at the door when evaluating the Obama Administration. What makes Obama supporters think they can trust him? How many campaign promises has he broken? How high do your taxes have to increase before you realize more than just those who make over $250,000 (or is it $200,000 or is it $150,000) are gonna have to pay their fair share?
What about the White House's attempts to ressurect the Fairness Doctrine? One of the reasons convervative talk radio is so dominant over liberal talk radio is because the listeners for the latter just aren't there. A business will advertise where the listeners are. Just one reason why Rush Limbaugh can charge such outrageous fees for advertising on his program. He doesn't have to seek advertisers. They're on a waiting list. I doubt the salesteam for Rachel Maddow's show ever turn advertisers away.
Click on this link to read why Conservative talk radio and liberal doesn't.
Anyhoo, back to the Fairness Doctrine. The Heritage Foundation wrote a great article on why the Fairness Doctrine isn't fair.http://www.heritage.org/Research/Regulation/EM368.cfm
We are living in "such a time as this" that we need to educate ourselves in the truth of what the White House and Congress is trying to change about our country. Sadly, like how the foundation of the church has been destroyed by Evolution (http://www.answersingenesis.org/) so to is "I didn't want to do it, but ____ was just too big to fail" is wittling away at our country's foundation--the Constition.
What's even worse is that this attack isn't new.
It's been happening for the last 100 years by members of both political parties. Only difference is this administration interjected steroids into the attack.
Despite everything that's happening, I stand on one truth: In God I Trust.
Whether you agree or disagree with anything I've blogged, I urge you to EDUCATE yourself and INVESTIGATE the truth.