Friday, January 30, 2009

From the American Center for Law and Justice; Petition re: un-Fairness Doctrine

This is dangerous. So I'm asking for your help at this critical time. The voice of every concerned citizen must be heard immediately in Congress ... because today, we're literally staring down the barrel of government-controlled speech.

With a new President and new Congress, I need you to stand with me to protect free speech!

http://www.aclj.org/ (Main page; click on petition link, top left)

You understand the urgency. Free speech is the cornerstone of our freedoms - but if some members of Congress get their way, Christian broadcasting will be forcefully silenced. The conservative point of view? Effectively shut down by the liberal left.

With a new Congress and new President comes an emboldened new threat to bring back the so-called ''Fairness Doctrine'' - a troubling regulatory measure that gave the federal government authority to tell broadcasters what to air. We've got a battle on our hands. The liberal assault on your First Amendment rights is real. There IS something you can do.

Sign our petition: http://www.aclj.org/Default.aspx (click on link to petition, top left).

The Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009 has just been introduced in both the House and Senate (H.R. 226; S. 34) - it's legislation that would effectively ban the return of the troubling Fairness Doctrine. In fact, the Broadcaster Freedom Act would permanently prohibit the FCC and President Obama from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine. It's that imperative.

But it must pass Congress in order to protect the free speech rights of Christian and conservative broadcasters.Today, I urge you to exercise your rights as a concerned citizen. Quite frankly, applying the pressure from tens of thousands of citizens' voices raised in protest is our best chance to succeed.

Thank you for understanding the urgency and for doing your part. God bless you.

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