Thursday, June 28, 2007

this was a good week for america!

Fellow conservatives, we won a couple of important battles this week. The war isn't over, and we can't afford to rest, but we should be proud of our victories of the last week.

First, the amnesty for illegal immigrants bill was crushed today. Senate liberals from both sides of the aisle fought like crazed dogs to stop debate through cloture, and to railroad the bill through to a vote, but the vote for cloture fell 14 votes short of passing. That means that the amnesty bill is probably dead until after the 2008 elections. This is a stunning victory for principled conservatives!

Do you know why we won this battle? Because principled conservatives rallied each other to action through the so-called "non-traditional" media. Conservative talk radio and the conservative blogs alerted America to the very serious dangers of the amnesty bill, and America responded. Our voices were heard loud and clear! The lesson here is that, if we the people get off our duffs and participate vigorously in the political life of our country, good things will happen. Believe it!

Second, the Supreme Court took a great big bite out of the very unconstitutional McCain-Feingold law. McCain-Feingold makes it a crime for any incorporated group -- whether it's a for-profit business or a nonprofit group like Wisconsin Right to Life -- to use its general treasury funds to pay for "electioneering communications."

"Electioneering communications" is a lying politician's cute term for any broadcast communication that refers to a candidate for federal office and that is aired in the candidate's area within 30 days of a primary election or 60 days of a general election.

In 2004, Wisconsin Right to Life (WRTL) challenged the constitutionality of this prohibition. WRTL had planned to run ads shortly before the 2004 federal elections asking Wisconsin residents to call their two senators, Democrats Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl, to urge them to oppose the filibustering of federal judicial nominees. Each ad included the following language: "Contact Senators Feingold and Kohl to tell them to oppose the filibuster." The ads also referred viewers to a website which listed the Senators' positions on the filibusters.

Wisconsin Right to Life was prohibited from exercising this political speech by McCain-Feingold. So the group filed a lawsuit, arguing that, to the extent McCain-Feingold applied to these ads, McCain-Feingold unconstitutionally limited freedom of speech.

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the 1st Amendment rights of Wisconsin Right to Life had been violated. Today's Bonus Question: Guess which 4 justices voted to ignore the 1st Amendment? ..............If you answered Souter, Ginsberg, Stevens and Breyer, you win two free tickets to the new movie Chairman Mao Was Really a Pretty Good Guy. Those wacky liberal fascists just don't like the 1st Amendment very much, do they?

Now, let's take a brief break from the post-game celebration for a little reality check. We won a couple of important battles, but the forces of liberalism will not give up. Here's what we can look forward to in the future:

1. Liberals from both parties are absolutely livid over the role that conservative talk radio played in the immigration debate. Trent Lott, a man whose political career was absolutely saved by conservative talk radio (right after he demonstrated, at Strom Thurmond's birthday bash, that he is NOT smarter than a fifth-grader) sounded like he was ready to order federal storm troopers to arrest Limbaugh, Savage and Hannity for their role in sinking the amnesty bill. Look for "bipartisan consensus" (I would rather stick needles in my eyes than hear some smarmy politician use those two words) on the Fairness Doctrine. That will be a defining "future of the republic" battle that conservatives must win. Failure is not an option. Well, unless we want to see America become just like the Venezuela of Hugo Chavez! Make no mistake, if the liberal jihad against conservative talk radio succeeds, conservative blogging will be the next target. You can take that to the bank!

2. Look for Congressional liberals from both parties to look for a way to circumvent the Supreme Court decision. I guarantee there will be debate in Congress sometime in the next two years about legislation to fine-tune McCain-Feingold so that it passes judicial muster.

OK, students, we have arrived at the "teachable moment." The Big Lesson we can learn from all this is that liberals absolutely can't stand unfettered freedom of expression in the political arena. They are absolutely committed to the idea of government regulation of expression in any area where their hold on the reins of government might be compromised. Liberals will use Any Means Necessary to squash the rights of we the people to express dissenting opinions against their cockamamie agenda. And make no mistake, those liberals can be found in both major parties!

Go ahead and celebrate. We deserve that much. Just don't forget that the playoffs aren't over, to borrow from the sports vernacular. We won this round, but we have more battles left. Stay on top of your game!


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