Unable to compete in the marketplace of ideas, Congressional Moonbats -- the far, far, far left of American politics -- are attempting to outlaw free speech under the auspices of "national security." Insight reports that Rep. Maurice Hinchey is spearheading an effort to stifle the only media channels espousing conservative opinion.
The targets are talk radio and Fox News. A House bill -- HR 3302 -- aims directly at the First Amendment:
|At a recent National Conference for Media Reform, sponsored by Free Press, a Massachusetts-based group heavily subsidized by [George] Soros, Hinchey laid bare his plan to silence conservative voices on television and radio. The anti-war McGovernite attacked Savage, Limbaugh and other conservative radio hosts, saying they were "responsible" for leading the U.S. into the Iraq war, as well as for preparing the ground for future military invasions of Iran and Syria. According to Hinchey, these men pose a “threat” to American national security. Hence, under his bill, they would be fired.|
"All of that stuff will end," Hinchey said... In the Senate, the legislation is being supported by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. A self-styled “social democrat,” Sanders is forming a media caucus with the explicit goal of ending conservative hegemony on talk radio.
"Now is the time to begin asking that if networks provide their listeners with 99 percent of talk shows being with right-wing extremists, whether that really is what public trust is about," Sanders said in an address in January.
Like the Nazis during the rise of Hitler and the Soviet Union's Communists, suppression of free speech is a step towards totalitarianism. Hinchey's bill is a long stride in a similar direction.
It would be easy to assume that the prior sentence is an overstatement. It isn't. Compare Hinchey's plan to the Nazi Party's Emergency Decree, which was passed in February of 1933. The decree, "The Law for the Protection of People and the State" abolishes a variety of rights including free speech and free press.
|In case public safety is seriously threatened or disturbed, the Reich President may take the measures necessary to reestablish law and order, if necessary using armed force. In the pursuit of this aim, he may suspend the civil rights described in articles 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124 and 153, partially or entirely.|
In Hinchey's view, since Limbaugh, Savage, and company represent a "threat" to national security, civil liberties such as free speech can be suspended.
Hinchey's writing style isn't quite as polished as the Nazis, but his intent rings a bell. In the marketplace of ideas, the Democrats are utterly bankrupt. Since they can't gain an audience by competing effectively, they've resorted to Josef Goebbels' insidious tactics. That is, they'll overturn the game-board by changing the legal rules governing speech.
Hinchey's attempt at a Fourth Reich is doomed, to be sure, but his intent is emblematic of the Left Bank of American Politics. It sounds like a Bond film: a billionaire puppet-master buys control of certain politicians, who are already predisposed to blame America first.
But it's not an entertaining action flick, it's reality. The Soros-funded MoveOn.org Democratic bag-men are calling all the shots and one can only hope that the Blue Dog Democrats, Joe Lieberman, and a few remaining sensible types can rescue the