A Victory for Free Speech

The news seems to just keep getting better and better.

For those of you who said last year that John McCain was a conservative, I hope you know that your argument was quite easy to discredit.  All one had to do was point to the McCain-Feingold act and ask “then how do you explain this then?”  The act set limits on funds cooperation’s could use for political advertisements to either endorse or discredit a political candidate within two to three months before an election.  I am happy to report that the Supreme Court has finally done the right thing and declared the act unconstitutional.  In a 5/4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that “When government seeks to use its full power, including the criminal law, to command where a person may get his or her information or what distrusted source he or she may not hear, it uses censorship to control thought…This is unlawful.”

This decision is so obvious that I can’t even believe the vote was so close.  Oh, wait, we have idiots like Sonya Sotomayor on the court so I guess it isn’t that hard to believe.  Anyway, the first amendment to the bill or rights is absolute in its clarity.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. (The First Amendment to the Bill of Rights)

It doesn’t say make no law unless it’s pertaining to a cooperation, but no law period!  Freedom of speech is absolute.  A cooperation is simply a collective of individuals.  They have every right to have their voices heard just like anyone else.

Of course the left is going crazy about this, citing that it’s a drowning out of individual voices so that only those with money can have their cries heard.  They are saying that this will enter us into an era where only the will of special interests will decide the outcome of elections.  President Obama declared to a group in Ohio today that the decision would “drown out the voices of everyday Americans.” This is, of course, a load of crap.

How can anyone, in the information age that we currently live in, say that the voices of individual Americans will be silenced by this decision without drooling into their microphone because they’ve sustained some sort of head injury?  The fact that you are reading these words right now show that such a claim is nonsense!  We live in a world where ANYONE can publish ANYTHING free and instantly and have it accessible ALL OVER THE WORLD!  Silence the voices of everyday Americans?  Are you completely deranged?!  Just look at what happened with Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts!  His campaign was backed by nothing more than fed up citizens who rallied together to change the course their country was taking.  His amazing victory came from the work of those everyday Americans our president thinks are going to be silenced.

What I find hilarious is the fact that President Obama and his liberal team made their case against this decision by insulting the American people.  Did anyone else catch it?  He’s saying that groups with a lot of money will flood the airwaves and pump their messages out so much that that’s all Americans will hear and it will turn the tide of elections.  He’s flat out saying that Americans are too stupid to make their own decisions and come to their own conclusions and will simply stare blankly at their televisions, nodding along in compliance with whoever is saying what.  My eyes and ears are constantly bombarded with different messages every single day.  It doesn’t mean that I go out and buy every product I see or sign every petition someone slides in front of me.  The whole world right now is telling me that I need to go see the movie “Avatar” and I still refuse to because I think it looks like crap.  I’m not going to go along with the crowd or with what people tell me simply because they’re shouting at me.  I have my own mind and I can do my own research and in today’s internet age, NO voice can ever be silenced.  There is no way one side can completely drown out the other.

The reason Barack Obama and the other liberals hate this is simple.  With the midterm elections coming up they know that any new voice in the political arena will be a voice against them.  The liberal agenda has been a death sentence to businesses and free-market capitalism since Obama took office.  How do you THINK these businesses will try to swing voters?  If Obama had businesses on his side they would be PRAISING this decision!  Obama’s socialistic agendas seek to set government controls on  innovation and stifle competition.  These are things that cannot happen if American industry is to remain great.  Remember, businesses are made up of people; people who want to keep their jobs and strive for greater and greater success.  Obama’s policies do nothing but hinder that drive.

In order to protect our freedoms we must keep them absolute.  Allowing the government to take away even a small portion of them opens the door for them to eventually strip them entirely.  Our freedoms are the most precious things to us as American citizens.  We are the ONLY NATION who recognizes that we not only have these freedoms but that they are bestowed upon us by an authority higher than that of any government on Earth.  Now, whether you want to say that such a power is God, the Goddess, Allah, the Flying Spaghetti Monster or just the mystical energy that binds us all together, recognizing that no man or group of men can ever take them away is fundamental to the survival of our freedoms!  Today was a victory for the Constitution and the rights that we, as Americans, should learn to stop taking for granted.


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