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Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Great Week for Freedom!

A Great Week for Freedom!

January 17-23, 2010 was a great week for freedom and a great week for America!  On Tuesday, a heretofore little known state senator, Scott Brown, was elected to the United States Senate in what must be recorded as one of the greatest political upsets in the history of the U.S.  

Brown defeated the incumbent Massachusetts Attorney General, Martha Coakley, 52% to 47% in a special election to fill the remaining three years of the U.S. Senate term vacated by the death of Democratic icon, Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy.  Massachusetts can easily be called the most Democratic state in the nation, going to President Obama in 2008 by 26 points.  Brown’s election wasn’t just a victory, this was another Massachusetts “shot heard ’round the world.”

Like throwing a tire iron into powerful gears, the victory brought the nationalized medicine agenda (and much of their other agenda) to a screeching halt.  Freedom was the victor, socialism was the loser.

This unbelievable triumph was quickly followed on Thursday by yet another victory for freedom.  In a case brought by Citizens United against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for barring the distribution of their movie, “Hillary,” during the election season, freedom of speech and freedom of the press prevailed over those who want to limit speech to only what they believe is acceptable.  

Contrary to the depiction by much of the news media, this wasn’t a victory for big corporations or the rich or the unions.  It signaled an end to letting only a few for-profit corporations, those that own TV and radio stations, as well as newspapers and news magazines, promote, endorse, and push candidates of their choosing.  Now, all corporations are on an equal footing when it comes to advancing candidates of their choosing.  For far too long have CBS, ABC, NBC, the New York Times, The Washington Post and their fellow travelers promoted only candidates they liked, and smeared those they disliked.  The public was ill served.

Hopefully, with this new burst of fresh air, the table will be more fairly balanced and those in the news media will be more circumspect in using their news pages to slant the news in favor of a particular candidate.  But perhaps that’s too much to hope.
But what a great week it was!

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