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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

1st Amendment took a hit on July 4th


 http://agoodchoice.blogspot.com/2008/07/american-freedoms-endangered-species.html

Do we still believe in liberty? Colorado legislature silences Christians 

Plus, fairness doctrine keeps rearing its ugly head.  http://www.grasstopsusa.com/fairnessdoctrinex2.html

 

"[T]hen immediately afterwards, Rush Limbaugh and other hate-mongers began to fill the airwaves."

Al Gore could not have been more transparent when he uttered those words in reference to the so-called Fairness Doctrine -- a blatant legislative attempt by Pelosi-liberals in Congress to SILENCE Rush Limbaugh and ALL of conservative talk radio!

But Nancy Pelosi isn't the only liberal who wants to silence conservative talk radio.  Senator James Inhofe recounted some time ago that he overheard Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer conspire to declare war on talk radio:

"They said we've got to do something about this. These are nothing but far right-wing extremists.... There's got to be a legislative fix for this..."

Congressman Mike Pence responded by introducing the Broadcaster Freedom Act (HR 2905) -- a bill that will thwart attempts by the Pelosi-led Congress to impose the so-called Fairness Doctrine on the American people.

But Nancy Pelosi will not allow the Broadcaster Freedom Act to come to the floor for a fair up-or-down vote

In response, conservatives in Congress initiated a "discharge petition" -- an action that requires the signatures of a simple majority of the House of Representatives to FORCE a bill -- in this case, the Broadcaster Freedom Act -- to the floor for an up-or-down vote!

And at this moment, 200 Members of Congress have signed the discharge petition. We are only 18 votes shy of forcing a vote on the Broadcaster Freedom Act.

Not so strangely, The discharge petition is being signed along party lines and Democrats are not rushing to put their John Hancocks on it.

That's why NOW is the time to call our elected officials on the carpet.

We only need 18 votes to FORCE a vote on the Broadcaster Freedom Act.  Help our conservative leaders in Congress get these votes by sending your urgent and personalized Blast Fax messages to President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and each and every Member (Democrat and Republican) of the leadership of the House of Representatives. 

Tell them Congressman Mike Pence's Broadcaster Freedom Act will thwart attempts by the Pelosi-led liberals in Congress to enact the so-called Fairness Doctrine.  The American people should be free to decide whether they want to listen to Rush Limbaugh, or Sean Hannity or Laura Ingraham. We do not live in the former Soviet Union and liberals in Congress have no right to decide what the American people should or should not hear!

Let these Republicans know that the American people are standing with them and tell these Democratic leaders that they have a choice to make.  They can either stand with Nancy Pelosi -- as she attempts to spit on the First Amendment -- or they can stand with the American people, sign the discharge petition and bring the Broadcaster Freedom Act to the floor for a fair up-or-down vote.  The American people need to know which Members of Congress value the First Amendment!

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