Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rush In The Crosshairs

For a year leading up to the presidential election in November bloggers such as myself have been sounding the alarm regarding the radical left turn our politicians have been making. We shouted in vain that Barack Obama was an unknown quantity save for his unsavory ties to radicals of many stripes. We warned anyone who would listen or read that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid would lead the charge toward the demise of America as we once knew her, and I continue today and for as long as I remain free.

What is perhaps most frightening is that the efforts of the left are no longer scurrilously clandestine but, rather, are becoming bolder by the day. New York senator Chuck Schumer a few weeks ago, speaking about reviving the so-called "Fairness Doctrine", equated free speech with pornography, something which needed to be regulated by the government. Nancy Pelosi just this past week suggested using tax dollars to fund abortions under the auspices that such "birth control" would benefit the ailing economy. Are we heading down the same path as Red China?

The chilling prospect of our government taking control of every aspect of our lives, from what we eat or drink or smoke, moved even deeper into what we say. While there can be an argument made as to the validity of health care concerns, speech that offends is now becoming the focus of government intrusion. What's worse is when government begins targeting specific individuals.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has posted an online petition to silence Rush Limbaugh, and they didn't have the decency to quote him properly. Here is the video soundbite they used:

I guess they don't pay much attention to how things work or they would realize that anyone with a computer can simply go to Rush's website and either read the full transcript of his comments or listen for themselves.

Some will try to claim that this is an innocuous event, but it should scare the bejeebers out of anyone with cognitive reasoning. When the government trains its crosshairs on individuals at all, it should throw red flags up everywhere. When they attack broadcasters, I get even more nervous.

Fashion trends are often circular, they say. Look for brown shirts and jack boots on the runway this spring.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have been saying exactly that. Funny thing one misses my point when I say it. Why would anyone pretend not to understand Rush? Or do they want those who hate him to become more vocal?
When people like Rush disappear from our social wavelength, we are in for a long rough road back to freedom.