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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bloggin...while I'm still allowed.

I made mention a few weeks - maybe even days - ago that the Democrats are going full-speed ahead with bringing back the "Fairness Doctrine" to regulate what is said on radio and television - to limit free speech in direct violation of the First Amendment. I also said that it wouldn't be long until they made a move to regulate speech on the Internet. I wish I could say I'm right so often because I'm brilliant, but that would be a lie. I'm right so often because the a-holes in Washington are so easy to predict.

Henry Waxman, a Democrat from California and member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, made the following statement yesterday:

"The FCC and state and local governments also have oversight over the Internet lines and the cable and telecom companies that operate them. We want to get alternative views on radio and TV, but we also want to makes sure those alternative views are read, heard and seen online, which is becoming increasingly video and audio driven. Thanks to the stimulus package, we've established that broadband networks -- the Internet -- are critical, national infrastructure. We think that gives us an opening to look at what runs over that critical infrastructure." (emphasis mine)

How about another prediction?

When this stupid and ill-advised "Stimulus" plan and its bastard bretheren, the "Bailouts," fail to deliver what is promised and even more drastic measures are being instituted, the Imperial Federal Government will make it a crime to publicly disagree with them or point out their stupidity. We will be suffering from a "crisis of confidence" and we will have "nothing to fear but fear itself" and anyone that undermines our collective confidence in the system will be a traitor to his country and guilty of sedition.

Crazy? Perhaps. But, hey, we've done it before.

The Sedition Act of 1798

The Sedition Act of 1918

The Soviets developed the Gulag for just such traitors.

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