The AMA, FCC, and FOX. Ben Stein. NY23. Plus more.
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Re: Quin Hillyer’s Yes, “The One” Should Fail:
Excellent—I really thought that I was in Alice in Wonderland and
most people were liberal.
MAKE A DECISION
Re: Robert P. Kirchhoefer’s Selective Urgency:
Indeed decisive action is needed here. We are NOT winning. First,
we must decide if we want to win this or if we want to cut and
run. If the former, then we need the additional manpower, because
there are areas in Afghanistan and Pakistan where Taliban
operates at will. If the latter, then let us identify our at-risk
Afghani friends, help them to depart and get resettled, then let
us pack up, go home, and get ready for the radical Muslims to
target the next country in their goal of world hegemony, probably
Pakistan, then the next country, and the next, and so on. Maybe
even more hijacked airliners flying into more American
— David Shoup
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s FCC-Church Conspiracy to Silence Talk Radio and Fox?:
I was alarmed when I read this article.
I noted that the Methodist Communications was “signing on” in
regard to this petition. I contacted the Methodist Communications
and voiced my concern. Today I received an email from a
representative there who told me that their organization had not
indeed “signed on” to this petition and that their name was
placed in error. I read the article again today and noticed
that their name still remains in the article — there is a line
under Communications and perhaps that is an indication that you
will be eliminating their name from the article or perhaps you
are doing further investigation in regard to their “signing
on.” Would you please notify me about this matter? I
will forward the email that I received from the Methodist
Communications group to you in another mailing.
— Gloria J. White
The New Democratic Messiah loathes to be questioned, but this is nothing new. No king has ever enjoyed having his sagacious pronouncements second-guessed. The Founding Fathers knew this truth to the very core of their marrow. They also understood with utter certainty that God, not kings, was the author of human rights. With this in mind, they crafted The Bill of Rights. Freedom of speech is the cornerstone of all other rights and this is reflected in its placement in the Constitution.
The give and take of the First Amendment has been a long and bloodied road, but it has survived for over 200 years. President Obama is crafty enough not to attack the Constitution directly; he sends his minions to do the spadework of undermining this sacred document.
The Left has a long history of extolling the virtues of free speech (as long as the speech is in favor of their ideals) while curtailing the actual practice. For over 25 years colleges and universities, the very incubators of free exchange of ideas, has squelched free speech with its PC codes of conduct. In 1981, the ACLU (rightly) supported the Nazi’s right to make a peaceful march in Skokie, Illinois. Certainly if the Left can support the vile and race hating speech of the Nazi’s, the Left can tolerate O’Reilly, Hannity, Rush, Levin et al.
The UCC and other church organizations would do well to remember history. Whenever a government has throttled free speech, the first to be silenced are the intellectuals. Soon after, the clergy and the churches are muzzled. Any religious organization that seeks to stifle free expression is selling the rope to its own executioner. Power seeks power and knows no loyalty.
If the government seeks to repeal natural laws, the people retain
the natural right (and duty) to throw off the oppressors and
establish a just government in its place. Now is not the
time for revolution but as Thomas Jefferson wisely proffered,
“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
— I.M. Kessel
ON THE HEAD
Re: Ben Stein’s We’ve Figured Him Out:
Great letter Ben. You hit it right on the head.
— Charlie Tiblom
Re: Ben Stein’s Breathless:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?