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Campaign for Free Speech (Sign the Petition)

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by sears3820, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear....

    Fed up with the government deciding what you can watch, read and listen to? Join the campaign for free speech today and cast your vote for the first amendment (Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances).

    We the undersigned pledge our support for freedom of speech and expression on our airwaves, print, the Internet, broadcast, cable and satellite.

    While we realize that the government has an obligation to protect our children, surely there needs to be a limit to what is regulated. Adults and parents are capable of making decisions about what to watch, read or listen to and are certainly capable of turning off or putting down anything that may offend them or their children.

    As voting citizens, we ask our elected officials to consider your actions in attempting to further regulate television, radio, cable, satellite, print and Internet content.

    We consider further censorship attempts to be unconstitutional and we will fight these actions by voting for a politician who cares about our rights as Americans.

    Sign the petition here at
  2. RAMdrvr1

    RAMdrvr1 All Galaxy '14 NCAA Pick'em Champ

    This can't possibly have anything to do with Howard Sterns, does it?
  3. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    Dear me. How dare someone be prevented from earning hundreds of millions of dollars over the public airwaves by interviewing porn stars. And how dare a corporation decide that said millionaire does not fit the image that they want to project. And how dare I criticize him for crying like a stuck pig over losing a mere 10% of his broadcast stations?

    Stern clones make Rome clones look like Nobel prize winning rocket scientists.
  4. RAMdrvr1

    RAMdrvr1 All Galaxy '14 NCAA Pick'em Champ

    I seem to be agreeing with everyone. Maybe it's the water.

    Or not. Whatever you think. :biggrin:
  5. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    i dont care about or like howard stern, but i am a fan of ALL of our freedoms, i dont THINK this has anything to do with a radio station taking him off the air, im guessing it has more to do with the FCC tightening all of there regulations on what you can and cant say after the janet jackson thing..
  6. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    Where were all the "free speech liberals" when MSNBC fired Michael Savage and ESPN forced Rush to resign and....

    I'm all for Howard Stern's right to free speech, but I'm sure as hell not going to come rallying to his defense when his fans don't do the same for the people I like.
  7. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

  8. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    im not really sure whether im one of the liberals in question, but despite not caring for what he did either, i dont like stern either, i do believe the fellow in alabama has the right to voice his opinion. but i got the impression the the radio station cut him not the government.. private businesses can put whoever they please on the air along with whatever message..
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2004
  9. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    When I said liberal I wasn't referring to anyone on this board in particular.

    And in this Alabama case, it's the county commisioners who are in a tizzy. They have not been pulled off the air and they said last night on Fox News that they are backed by the manager and owner of their station.

    Besides, all that's happened to Stern so far is he's been dropped by Clear Channel...who has every right to decide what they will and will not broadcast.
  10. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned


    Thanks for the reminder of ESPN and Rush. You beat me to it.
    All speech, while free has its potential consequences. Howard is learning of those consequences, finally.
  11. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    ahh.. well then i dont see how the commisioners have a leg to stand on, and ummm i keep saying i dont care bout stern.. clear channel has every right to drop them... although i dont like them either.. but thats cuz they buy up radio stations and then sensor all music and a whole 'nother issue.. so then we are in agreement now right?
  12. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    Yep. With freedom and authority comes responsibility. Say what you want, and I firmly believe in that right, but be prepared if you piss people off. Then they will exersize THEIR right and kick your ass.
  13. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    lol sure, i believe all rights... but i dont expect ppl not express their displeasure if ur an ass :tongue2:
  14. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I find it very hard to believe that Latinos think that the phrase "illegal alien" carries the same weight of offensiveness as does the word "nigger". Any foreigner in this country, or any other country, without proper permission is an illegal alien, regardless of their origin or skin color. Now if you want to piss off a Latino, call him/her a "spic" or "wetback" instead...those terms are as derogatory to Latinos as is "nigger" is to Blacks.
  15. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    I didn't think what Rush said about McNabb was THAT bad, but it was just plain wrong. As for Michael Savage, I wouldn't piss on him if he were on fire.

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