Wednesday, February 25, 2009

George Phillips Fights Free Speech Suppression

George Phillips ran a courageous race against incumbent Congressman Maurice Hinchey of New York's 22nd Congressional district. The 22nd district includes Ulster County and is gerrymandered to include several college towns (New Paltz, Binghamton and Ithaca) as well as a nursery for left-wing trust fund babies, Woodstock, NY. Despite the Democratic Party's corrupt gerrymandering and a bad election year for Republicans, Phillips won 39% of the vote against Hinchey. Recall that Hinchey was the Congressman who advocated price controls on gasoline last summer when the price had temporarily escalated. With an economic illiterate like Hinchey in Congress, Americans have reason to fear.

Phillips has started a new website to fight the fairness doctrine called "Stop the Fairness Doctrine". It is located here.

According to Stop the Fairness Dcotrine:

"Hinchey has been the champion of legislation known as “MORA” — the Media Ownership and Reform Act. The first provision of this bill would reinstate the “Fairness Doctrine.” MORA would also put a cap on how many radio stations a company can own, place a similar cap on television ownership and require more ‘independent’ programming. Hinchey has gone on national TV to defend his leadership of and support for the “Fairness Doctrine” — even going toe to toe with Sean Hannity."

Hinchey calls anyone who disagrees with his pathetic, ignorant views "a Nazi". Yet it is Hinchey who aims to use the violence of government to suppress the speech of those with whom he disagrees.

Congressman Maurice Hinchey is a totalitarian thug who aims to suppress speech in the interest of political opportunism. The hard left which Hinchey represents and the ACLU claim to favor free speech when the speech furthers hard left goals--destruction of economic freedom, impoverishment of ordinary Americans, and egregious taxes. But when speech opposes such goals, Nazis like Hinchey aim to suppress dissident speech.

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