Saturday, June 5, 2010


Our basic rights, those given us by God and protected by the Constitution are being deliberately and quietly regulated away. These Progressive bastards know that they'd never get this stuff through Congress so they just do an end run, creating some new rule or requirement, removing from us that which we possess by our nature.

Government must be returned to the people and taken from the hands of the regulators in Washington. Either through the ballot box or force; it really doesn't matter. We can and must exhaust all peaceful means but at some point we have to ask ourselves if we have enough time left to do it. Because at some point it will become illegal to make the changes needed through voting. That right will be regulated away, too.

"The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking ways to "reinvent" journalism, and that's a cause for concern. According to a May 24 draft proposal, the agency thinks government should be at the center of a media overhaul. The bureaucracy sees it as a problem that the Internet has introduced a wealth of information options to consumers, forcing media companies to adapt and experiment to meet changing market needs. FTC's policy staff fears this new reality.

"There are reasons for concern that experimentation may not produce a robust and sustainable business model for commercial journalism," the report states. With no faith that the market will work things out for the better, government thinks it must come to the rescue.

The ideas being batted around to save the industry share a common theme: They are designed to empower bureaucrats, not consumers. For instance, one proposal would, "Allow news organizations to agree jointly on a mechanism to require news aggregators and others to pay for the use of online content, perhaps through the use of copyright licenses."
Washington Times

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