It’s odd how the Democrats are always claiming to be the Party of individual liberty when they seem to be ever fighting to limit the freedoms of religion, association, and especially… speech.
The Democrats are going after free speech again – this time on the Internet…
President Obama said “you didn’t build that.” And since under his delusional view of the world, what has not been built by us should be controlled by the State to keep the State empowered.
Ronald Reagan captured the essence of this type of thinking when he said:
“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
We could add to this, “when something competes with the growth of the Leviathan State, stop it in the name of ‘fairness.’”
The internet has flummoxed liberals. Sure, they have used it to their advantage (e.g., Media Matters, Huffington Post), but because it’s open and there are few gatekeepers, conservatives have a competing presence. They can jump on a story in an instant. They can post videos, capture sound bites, and offer commentary as a counter to leftist lies.
And this scares liberals to death. Something must be done…
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