A Great Week for Freedom!
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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!