2014-02-26 / Editorials


News... who gets to decide
Billy Fleming

“It only gets worse” as stated last week in this space. That was talking about Obamacare, but wait!

It seems the Obama administration wants to know how much oppression Americans are willing to endure before we push back.

The IRS wants to control Americans’ freedom of speech and freedom of association while the FCC was moving forward with a “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs” to monitor the flow of news from our nation’s newsrooms.

Friday, due to an extraordinary pushback from citizens and the media, the FCC announced they were suspending their plans to send government thugs into newsrooms across the country — temporarily!

Actually, they haven’t given up, they have just postponed their plans until they can come up with a “better design” to dictate the news without creating pushback.

You may have seen the FCC’s plans outed on the news. It is unlikely you’ve seen this...

The IRS has issued proposed rules to severely restrict activities of 501(c)4 nonprofits which would place strict limitations on speech, eliminating your voice in the political process.

The rules would prohibit even vague references to candidates within 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary election.

The new IRS rules are an egregious violation of the First Amendment.


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