THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: In the prelude to the coming economic meltdown of 2009 -2010, and the greatest depression in American history that is to follow, we now see the federal government clamp down on free speech and freedom of religion, while extreme Leftist power brokers buy up what remains of the failing mainstream media. The United States of America is steadily heading down the road once seen in the European fascism of the 1920s and 30s. The first sign of a fascist takeover in any nation is Leftist control of the media, aided by extensive government speech regulation.
The most disturbing in all of this is the first story from FoxNews wherein the U.S. federal government now threatens to intervene in the teaching of religion under the guise of "civil rights" and "hate crimes" legislation. While this is a gross violation of the first amendment, the federal courts may not see it that way, as the federal government has frequently used the fourteenth amendment to justify all sorts of civil rights legislation....
(FoxNews) - A Senate hate crimes bill that would extend federal protection to gay and transgender victims is rousing the ire of social conservatives who say their right to free speech will be jeopardized if it becomes law.By the time this is all done, the federal government will control most of the mainstream media through ownership and heavy regulation, while extreme Leftists, supporting the Obama administration, will own and control what little remains of the non-government owned media. Most frightening is the real prospect of the government also having a regulating hand within the churches, controlling what can (and cannot) be said from behind the pulpit. The United States of America is now charging at full speed down the road to fascism.
"In and of itself this law can be applied to speech. The nature of assault -- putting someone in fear of their safety -- what will that mean for someone preaching against homosexuality?" said Mathew Staver, founder of the Liberty Council, a law firm that works on religious freedom cases.
"It elevates homosexuality to the same protective category as race. It's all part of the radical homosexual anarchist agenda," Staver said....
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(WorldNetDaily) - The Federal Communications Commission has announced the roster of a new advisory committee on "diversity" in communications, a move many critics have warned would mark the beginning of government regulation of talk radio and a reinstallation of the "Fairness Doctrine" by another name.
As WND reported, a think tank headed by John Podesta, co-chairman of Obama's transition team, mapped out a strategy in 2007 for clamping down on conservative talk radio by requiring stations to be operated by female and minority owners, which the report showed were statistically more likely to carry liberal political talk shows.
Therefore, the report concluded, the best strategy for getting equal time for "progressives" on radio lies in mandating "diversity of ownership" without ever needing to mention the former FCC policy of requiring airtime for liberal viewpoints, known as the "Fairness Doctrine....
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(WorldNetDaily) - With newspapers dropping dead like the flies they once swatted, a new non-profit riding to the rescue with free, ready-made "independent investigative reporting" is accepting money from a billionaire couple with a far-left agenda and dubbed "the king and queen of toxic mortgages."
Herb and Marion Sandler, who sold their Golden West Financial Corp. to Wachovia and nearly bankrupted the buyer with its portfolio of subprime loans, committed $10 million to Pro Publica Inc., the non-profit that promises underwritten hard-hitting investigative journalism that has a "moral force" to newspapers facing cutbacks in staff and elimination of editions.
But, according to a report by Capital Research Center, the Sandlers have donated hundreds of millions of dollars to MoveOn.org, George Soros' Democracy Alliance, David Brock's Media Matters, John Podesta's Center for American Progress, the William J. Clinton Foundation, the Tides Foundation, the Institute for Public Policy, the Natural Resources Defense Council and two affiliates of the voter-fraud tainted ACORN, the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now – and many other groups and causes with a portside tilt....
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