November 1, 2008
Today I’m going to be looking at the purpose of the media, as stated by the Constitution of the United States of America. You know, the 5th amendment and the freedom of press rights that came in the Bill of Rights was given for a distinct purpose. We have to remember that the Bill of Rights was added by our Founding Father as a means of limiting government, and placing the power back in the people’s hands via checks and balances (hence the second amendment is not a hunting right).
So what was the purpose of the media then? What did Thomas Jefferson say about media coverage. Let’s look at a quote by him.
The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. Thomas Jefferson 1787
That is beautifully well stated, “I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter”, the latter being no government at all, rather than a government with no media coverage.
The problem we see in America, and even Orson Scott Card has come out and said this here, is the media is no longer covering news topics and issues as it is supposed to be. That is to inform and protect the people. It is now shaping minds for the most part. God help us if government ever gets control of the media. But I can’t say it’s the media’s fault, rather the people behind the media. We need a media that is looking out for the people, and not their own interests. For the most part, despite the flack that they take, Fox does stay “fair and balanced”. God bless.
October 25, 2008
For all you second amendment defenders out there, Chicago is the murder capital of the U.S. despite their handgun ban. This corresponds with Australia, which has seen a rise in crime rates, including armed robbery, up 45%, since it’s gun ban in 1996. Link
October 23, 2008
I just saw a recent ad in which Barack Obama is standing around some hunters and claiming that he stands for 2nd Amendment rights. This struck a nerve with me because as you can see from his past voting record, Barack Obama has never stood for 2nd Amendment rights, he has actually done the opposite! (This is one reason why the NRA, the National Rifle Association, has lobbied so heavily against Barack Obama, cause they know his true views).
In 1996, Barack Obama voted on a bill to ban production and possession of handguns. He has also voted to ban rifle ammunition that is common in hunting. Not only that, he was one of the leaders who worked to get handguns banned in Chicago. The list goes on and on.
History shows that banning guns has never improved crime rates, and has at times increased the crime rates in areas that have these bans, putting guns in the hands of criminals and black markets, and taking them out of the hands of law abiding citizens, who are actually following the law of the gun ban!
Think about it before you believe what Barack Obama says about his stance on the second amendment and our rights. Look at his voting record and see for yourself where he stands. God bless.
October 23, 2008
The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, is one that is in danger of being lost. We are seeing all kinds of bills being voted on in Congress, to basically limit these rights. This is scary considering that it is infringing upon our constitutional rights and the freedoms we are given as Americans. Read the rest of this entry »