Posted 9 years ago on Feb. 21, 2012, 7:37 p.m. EST by Denofearth
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Every time I view FOX, or accidentally listen to the save the rich anthem of the Republicans, or inadvertently tune in Rush Limbaugh on my radio, I want to pull out my brain and chew on it. How is this blatantly false information allowed to keep being spewed forth for us to be contaminated by? It finally occurred to me that we have somehow accepted as fact a pure fiction regarding the first amendment. The intent of the first is that citizens, whether in public or in private, may be able to speak out about anything ( short of actually conspiring to commit illegal acts ) without having to fear that their nosey neighbor could turn them in to the authorities. The first in no way shape or form guarantees anyone the write to be published or be broadcast. It says the government shall not interfere, but it leaves to us the job of policing what is written or broadcast. If Rush, for example, were sued for every slanderous piece of crap that has tumbled from his venomous fat jowls he would be lucky to have a dumpster to keep the rain off. Equally, if he had to get on a soapbox in a town square somewhere and spew his intellectual diarrhea ( having been stripped of his broadcast license as should have happened years ago ) I'm quite certain he would be dissuaded from continuing based on the number of times his mouth was shut with a fist and the number of teeth he would have lost. We have laws that are supposed to protect us from the slander and libel of the vicious, the rude, and the downright dangerous but we seem to lack anyone willing to pursue such cases. Too bad just one more indication that America is going the way of the Roman empire...and in less than half the time.