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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 09:57 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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