Sen. James Inhofe
says that he overheard Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer discussing plans to "regulate" (i.e. censor) talk radio. (Listen to his radio interview here
.) While the dynamic duo denied
the claim, this comes on the heels of a report
issued by a left-wing think tank calling for government control of political content on the nation's radio stations.
This comes on the heels of Trent Lott's absurd statement
last week: “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.” Lott was grousing about talk radio's ability to stir up opposition to the Bush/McCain/Kennedy compromise on immigration and amnesty.
If you think that We the People have no business keeping an eye on Washington's actions, then what these Senators are saying makes sense. In that case, let's allow these wise and august leaders to tell the little people what's best for them. But why stop with talk radio? My company is publishing Dr. Jerome Corsi's
new book, The Late Great USA
, which hits DC hard for undermining American sovereignty. If talk radio needs to be censored, what's to stop Congress from muzzling all elements of the press and requiring companies like World Ahead to reserve several chapters at the back of each book for a rebuttal?
Anyone with a shred of concern about free speech understands that what Clinton, Boxer, and Lott are saying is despicable. No, let me rephrase that -- they
are despicable. They are displaying utter contempt for the Constitution and the American people.
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