This week, the Obama White House crossed the line of free speech as no other President in the history of these United States. Tuesday, the FCC approved new rules to give the federal government formal authority to regulate Internet traffic. This action is clearly an attack on our First Amendment right free speech in America.
Democrats all across this nation saw the results from the last election and realized that their pro-Communist agenda cannot win in the arena of ideas (except in West Virginia where we vote based on our dead grandparents opinion). So, they’ve decided to tip the scales in their favor by reaching out to control the internet. By doing this, they can determine who gets to speak, what they say, where they say it, when they say it and to whom they say it. Basically, they want totalitarian control over our most basic freedom, our opinion. Sadly, our esteemed Senator Jay Rockefeller appears to be in complete agreement with this position. Please allow me to quote the Senator from earlier this month; "There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: 'Out. Off. End. Goodbye.' It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future."
The Senator’s position here can only be one of two things; either he is saying we the people are too stupid to ferret out the truth when it comes to political debate or we should simply learn to trust our government leaders and avoid political debate altogether. These are the only two positions the good Senator can be taking here. Both would make Thomas Jefferson turn over in his grave!
If we were truly concerned about the constitutional positions of our elected officials, we could look back at their previous actions and comments to see if there is a pattern of un-American beliefs. Well, as it turns out Jay has voiced his opposition to free speech previously. In 2009, the Senator, speaking as Senate Transportation Committee Chairman, posed the question of whether we should have allowed the internet to have been developed at all! Of course, his musings were disguised behind the fears of cyber attacks. But, apparently Jay doesn’t understand that all freedoms are by nature subject to attack. This is why they must always be vigorously defended.
Nevertheless, it appears that Mr. Rockefeller prefers to ration freedoms to the rest of us as he and his fellow enlightened elites deem we should have them. But, don’t let that upset you; he’s a Democrat, and that alone makes him worthy of reelection! Don’t worry about those new FEMA camps, or those micro-chip implants in your cell phones, or those pesky new gun laws they want. Democrats like Obama and Rockefeller are for the little guy. They will watch over your every need. All you need to do is trust them … all the way to the internment camp!
Gary Lee Corns