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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 08:57 AM
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44. Really....
I figure most Freepers would consider Alan Colmes or Al Franken to broadcast "anti Commander in Chief" propoganda.

Should all left viewpoints be removed from AFN also?
Should DU, Huffinton Post, dailykos, and other leading left blogs be removed from sat internet connections used by troops?

Giving the govt the ability to decide whos talk is "wrong" is not only a violation of the 1st it is dangerous, pure and simple.

Even IF (and that's a big IF) such policies were abused by a Democratic administration eventually (brace yourself) there will be another Republican administration. Are you sure they wouldn't abuse that authority to silence not just left commentaries but political cartons, satire, even news reports making the administration look bad from troops.

Do you want a generation of troops who's only source of information is that the current govt deems apropriate?

The Bill of Rights is SUPPOSE to be hard. Protecting something you agree with isn't difficult. Even facists can do that. Protecting something you DON'T agree with was what the Founders had in mind.
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  -Armed Forces Radio Enthusiast  Dec-28-08 08:07 AM   #0 
  - Even if he could I doubt Barack Obama would  ikojo   Dec-28-08 08:12 AM   #1 
  - I think he must.  Enthusiast   Dec-28-08 08:24 AM   #2 
  - You lost me on this one...  Cid_B   Dec-29-08 08:11 AM   #14 
     - They've done it before with M*A*S*H  Touchdown   Dec-29-08 10:40 AM   #18 
     - That may be.. probably is actually...  Cid_B   Dec-29-08 10:45 AM   #20 
     - Armed Forces Radio are not subject to the same licenses  LanternWaste   Dec-29-08 11:15 AM   #22 
        - However that is NOT what is being advocated here.  Statistical   Dec-30-08 07:26 AM   #36 
           - illustrate a commitment of the government to the troops  LanternWaste   Dec-30-08 07:28 AM   #37 
              - As a former troop I never felt the need for the govt to protect me from words  Statistical   Dec-30-08 07:40 AM   #38 
                 - bless your little heart....  LanternWaste   Dec-30-08 08:22 AM   #41 
                 - Thank you, LanternWaste!  Enthusiast   Dec-30-08 09:28 AM   #45 
                 - Air America is not government owned or controlled.  verges   Dec-30-08 01:19 PM   #55 
     - AFKN never showed it at the request of the Korean government  jmowreader   Dec-29-08 11:41 AM   #24 
        - AFN Europe gave a different answer on MASH.  Touchdown   Dec-29-08 12:05 PM   #25 
     - He just won't be on a government owned station  Threedifferentones   Dec-30-08 01:16 PM   #54 
  - Rush will and is taking him on anyways  LSK   Dec-29-08 12:07 PM   #26 
     - Exactly.  Enthusiast   Dec-30-08 06:41 AM   #31 
  - I'm a veteran and I don't think propaganda shows of any type belong on AFN.  tabasco   Dec-28-08 08:38 AM   #3 
  - I disagree, I don't think there is any need or reason to politicize the Military  Bandit   Dec-28-08 09:52 AM   #4 
     - Um, I said I think Limbaugh should be off AFN.  tabasco   Dec-28-08 06:16 PM   #10 
        - Actually I have and I have also sent a message to Obama  Bandit   Dec-29-08 07:52 AM   #11 
           - So you don't think the military should be allowed to hear any political news at all?  anigbrowl   Dec-30-08 12:17 AM   #29 
  - Why do they broadcast a republicon propagandist chickenhawk who dodged the draft  SpiralHawk   Dec-28-08 10:36 AM   #5 
  - No, in fact I think he should go one better  jmowreader   Dec-28-08 10:55 AM   #6 
  - Too good for him. nt  Enthusiast   Dec-28-08 11:30 AM   #7 
  - your post got a chuckle out of me. n/t  crikkett   Dec-28-08 11:48 AM   #8 
  - OxyRush likes to refer to the PE as Barack HUSSEIN Obama.  lpbk2713   Dec-28-08 12:01 PM   #9 
  - Censorship Is Censorship...Diversity Is Better  KharmaTrain   Dec-29-08 07:58 AM   #12 
  - No, it's not censorship  gratuitous   Dec-29-08 08:05 AM   #13 
  - It's Censorship  KharmaTrain   Dec-29-08 08:18 AM   #15 
  - Oh pardon me  gratuitous   Dec-29-08 08:47 AM   #16 
     - Ummm...  Cid_B   Dec-29-08 10:27 AM   #17 
        - Apples and oranges.  Enthusiast   Dec-30-08 06:53 AM   #33 
           - Was Rush on there during the Clinton years?  Zevon fan   Dec-30-08 03:35 PM   #66 
              - Yes. nt  GA_ArmyVet   Dec-30-08 06:46 PM   #74 
  - Thank you, Gratuitous.  Enthusiast   Dec-30-08 06:49 AM   #32 
  - I grew up listening to AFRTS. It was never political.  tsuki   Dec-29-08 11:18 AM   #23 
  - Didja ever consider the troops might like and want the Rush Limbaugh Show broadcast? n/t  tuckessee   Dec-29-08 10:41 AM   #19 
  - They may like to rape and pillage as well  Winterblues   Dec-29-08 11:05 AM   #21 
  - So... what exactly?  Cid_B   Dec-29-08 11:46 PM   #28 
     - I will say this.  Enthusiast   Dec-30-08 06:59 AM   #35 
        - 5 minutes ago...  Cid_B   Dec-30-08 08:45 AM   #42 
        - Really....  Statistical   Dec-30-08 08:57 AM   #44 
           - Lot of stuff to deal with here:  verges   Dec-30-08 01:52 PM   #57 
              - Ok  GA_ArmyVet   Dec-30-08 03:09 PM   #63 
                 - Yes, if it were up to me  verges   Dec-30-08 05:09 PM   #70 
                    - Most of the shows  GA_ArmyVet   Dec-30-08 06:56 PM   #75 
                       - Do you recieve via  verges   Dec-30-08 07:28 PM   #76 
                          - Some of both  GA_ArmyVet   Dec-30-08 07:39 PM   #77 
                             - So what's the beef?  verges   Dec-30-08 07:49 PM   #78 
                                - its in their local  GA_ArmyVet   Dec-30-08 08:41 PM   #80 
                                   - Okay.  verges   Dec-30-08 08:45 PM   #81 
                                      - I am in DC currently preparing for the Inauguration  GA_ArmyVet   Dec-30-08 09:29 PM   #82 
  - well considering that Obama got a majority of the military vote and donations  LSK   Dec-29-08 12:10 PM   #27 
  - They would like down filled pillows, too. nt  Enthusiast   Dec-30-08 06:54 AM   #34 
  - Leave him on...lket's see how he feels when pissed-off marines call him out for insulting the CinC.  anigbrowl   Dec-30-08 12:19 AM   #30 
  - Ok, let me see if I get this right from everyone here who is not in the military  GA_ArmyVet   Dec-30-08 07:48 AM   #39 
  - The Military is in no way democratic nor does it follow the Constitution where rights of individuals  Winterblues   Dec-30-08 10:49 AM   #46 
  - Wow. Probably the most facist thing I have heard in a while  Statistical   Dec-30-08 11:08 AM   #47 
  - The Military is most definitely fascist  Winterblues   Dec-30-08 11:48 AM   #48 
     - Interesting that you are explaning to a vet of 20yrs what the military is like?  Statistical   Dec-30-08 11:59 AM   #49 
     - That doesn't give you the right  Enthusiast   Dec-30-08 12:05 PM   #50 
     - I spent my time  Winterblues   Dec-30-08 12:57 PM   #51 
     - Your complete lack of understanding of the military is staggering  NeedleCast   Dec-30-08 03:39 PM   #67 
        - Well said. nt  GA_ArmyVet   Dec-30-08 06:41 PM   #73 
  - I'm gonna invite you to go fuck yourself...  Cid_B   Dec-30-08 01:06 PM   #52 
     - With your attitude and apparently your politics I would not trust you in my hole.  Winterblues   Dec-30-08 01:13 PM   #53 
        - I resent you attempt to censor ....  Cid_B   Dec-30-08 01:41 PM   #56 
        - I do not wish to be protected by the likes of you  Winterblues   Dec-30-08 02:13 PM   #61 
           - Well thank God it isn't up to you...  Cid_B   Dec-30-08 03:21 PM   #64 
        - That is eaxctly my point  GA_ArmyVet   Dec-30-08 02:59 PM   #62 
  - I refer you to post #57.  verges   Dec-30-08 01:57 PM   #58 
  - Does this apply to all speech or just ones we disagree with?  Statistical   Dec-30-08 08:10 AM   #40 
  - anyone who says no but believes they should censor Rush is a hypocrit.  verges   Dec-30-08 02:10 PM   #59 
  - Keith Olberman was on my AFN channels  Cid_B   Dec-30-08 08:51 AM   #43 
  - Yes,  verges   Dec-30-08 02:12 PM   #60 
  - I Certainly Hope Not  NeedleCast   Dec-30-08 03:23 PM   #65 
  - One word: NO  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-30-08 03:42 PM   #68 
  - I don't think he should and here is my probably not all that well thought out reason...  Zevon fan   Dec-30-08 03:50 PM   #69 
  - It was probably the least listened to station when I was a GI.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-30-08 05:13 PM   #71 
  - question for those who think what the military should be able to hear should be restricted  onenote   Dec-30-08 05:22 PM   #72 
  - Kick!!  sarcasmo   Dec-30-08 07:50 PM   #79 

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