Comments on: First Draft: Q and A http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/24/first-draft-q-and-a/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mark Voelker http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/24/first-draft-q-and-a/comment-page-1/#comment-390389 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 01:02:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16676#comment-390389 So this Senator Cardin (D-Maryland) is willing to give newspapers the right to operate as tax-free nonprofits, in exchange for them giving up their first amendment right of freedom of speech.

So now, our most basic civil liberties, such as the right to publicly endorse a candidate for elective office, are to be denied to us unless we pay taxes to the government.

I didn’t know that basic human rights were to be haggled for in exchange for paying money to the government. We are being transformed from citizens of a free nation, to subjects of a ruling elite.

So much for Democratic party support for civil liberties.

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By: Seaworthy http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/24/first-draft-q-and-a/comment-page-1/#comment-390388 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 01:00:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16676#comment-390388 That’s all we need—-official organs for our executive and legislative branch. Who will be selected as our first Josef Goebels? I know. I know, newspapers will be independent—no governmental intrusion—-what BS. If you believe that you believe in the easter Bunny and the tooth fairy as well.

This country is in serious political trouble. Infusion centers, setting aside of posse comitatus, and governmet sponsored newspapers—our very own Pravda. Josep Stalin is smiling.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/24/first-draft-q-and-a/comment-page-1/#comment-390378 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 15:20:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16676#comment-390378 the Geithner questioning unfortunately looses any credibility when we see barney frank grandstanding as chair person on this committee,the democrats should remove him if they want their polices to appear as honest and trust worthy.this is not the change that obama had promised,the reality is, people like frank,pelosi and chris dodd are the real power brokers in washington,that is why obama meekly hands over the bill developement to these people.behind the all the fan fare,a lot of compromise.

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