"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Yes, but only if we have people who can write the necessary ethical standards..Of this, I am not impressed with what I have seen.
So, before this can be written into legislation, we must reduce the illiteracy and the poor English in our nation.
There must be a law against :
Now, imagine how difficult this is.
Forgive the mis-spelled word, please.
I'd go as far as advocating that our Constitution be re-written.
It is no longer the 1600, the 1700s.
Do we have the people capable of doing this today?
Read the blogs, the internet reponses, the forums, and from that I'd say no.
Last edited by earthworm; 05-29-10 at 09:47 AM. Reason: a slow thinking process.
I had to vote no. Not based on 1st amendment or free speech or anything like that.... something more basic. Do I want a law, to be passed by the Federal or State government which then dictates what type of journalist they will license? Really? I'm going to give government --- that ability by making it a law. Hells no.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
uuhhhh, nope. Some" poll questions" are more challenging than others. This one was pretty easy.....
Patterson further exposed himself as a statist RINO with this proposal.
Obama tried that already.
Told R's not to listen to Rush.
Tried to sideline FOXNEWS from the White House Press pool.
Tried to tell folks what a news network is.
Then we have the one sordid bit of legislation the left is dying to reinstitute; The Fairness Doctrine.
Pretty soon that won't matter; folks will be able to get their shows from the internet or satellite (would be a boom for satellite radio) and should they institute the Fairness Doctrine for radio, it will die just like Air Amerika.
The more open the better. The AMMP, the Socialists of Amerika Party (SAPs) need competition, and they lose in the free market.
Just look at radio, FOXNEWS and WSJ.
Their saviour, the AMMP's saviour is to go back to reporting news, but even then they are so far gone that may not help.
I enjoy watching their demise. Others more responsible will fill the void.
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No. But a degree in journalism should be mandatory for all those who want to call themselves 'journalists'. Otherwise they're just loudmouths.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK