Just in time to cause me to nearly retch up my morning tea, I read that support for the Fairness Doctrine has increased over the past year.
In America, free speech and press is a truly libertarian value. The First Amendment explicitly states:
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.
And one more thing: just how exactly would the fairness doctrine be applied to the Internet? Would I have to present two points of view in my blog? Would I be unable to post any issues from a single opinion, even if that opinion was common sense? Does the government think that I am too stupid to think for myself now? If we are forced to think from a middle ground, then how can we equivocate opinions from a radical viewpoint? Such censorship is insanity and does nothing but enslave us into moral relativism.