Mass. Democrat Says Gov’t Should Control Media
That darned old media is just out of control and filled with “hate crimes,” Senator Ed Markey (D, Mass.) says. So, he thinks the best solution is that government should control everything we see and hear. What could go wrong with that, Mr. Orwell?
Markey has proposed a tax dollar-wasting “study” to find ways to force broadcast media from showing “hate crimes” to we stupid, uneducated Americans. Markey is here to save us from ourselves, you see.
As to that whole First Amendment, freedom of speech thing? Markey doesn’t see any reason why that should be a problem. Why? Well, he doesn’t really say, but just take his word for it, won’t you? He should change his name from Markey to Malarkey.
Of course, not everyone is hailing Malarkey’s idea as such a great idea. Gene Policinski, who works at the First Amendment Center, says that this is something we’d better notice. “Anytime government in any form or level looks to study our speech–even something that we might all consider detestable speech–we need to pay attention.”
The truth is, this is yet one more authoritarian Democrat move to control our lives from the second we awake to the second we lay our heads down to sleep and every other hours in between. Nothing about Malarkey’s ideas could be less American.
The truth is, this is yet one more authoritarian Democrat move to control our lives from the second we awake to the second we lay our heads down to sleep and every other hours in between.
And let’s not even get into the sham that is a “hate crime.” Hate crimes do not exist. There is either crime or no crime.
And what about the money for this so-called “study”? That’s no problem, either, despite that the US is broke.
Malarkey, who entered Congress as a Mass. Representative back in the 70s, has voted to raise his own government salary six times, so apparently money is no object.
But that darned ol’ Constitution thing could pose a problem for him… if only he cared anything about it.
Warner Todd Huston
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