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Saturday, October 10, 2009
Erik Rush Endorses Censorship
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Erik Rush writes in his Oct. 8 WorldNetDaily column:

The left's convoluted logic and specious contentions vis-a-vis First Amendment provisions for free speech can no longer be allowed to stand. If Congress shall make no law, and has made no law, no one's rights have been violated. Whatever measures the populace takes to curtail the actions of dissolute entertainers and public servants are also protected, so long as they are nonviolent.

And it is time that those measures be taken. Americans must begin to act toward the preservation of a reasonably decent, moral environment, in similar fashion as they have begun to act toward the preservation of their liberties.

Rush's declared motivation for censorship is to enforce "a reasonably decent, moral environment." Among the violations hecites of that enforced environment he wants to impose on America: "President Obama's new director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools is a radical homosexual" and "a high school in Virginia that is dispensing profoundly disturbing, sexually-deviant media of various types to its students."

If Rush had actually read the WND story to which he links to bolster the latter claim, he would see that the high school is not "distributing" the "media" (a book) in question; a teacher had loaned her personal copy of the book to a student, who then loaned it to another student, whose father went ballistic over it. Rush would also know that WND libeled the teacher by suggesting she wants to have sex with her students.

Rush also cited this example:

Cable TV's ABC Family Channel (the appropriateness of this name depends upon what one's particular meaning of the word "family" happens to be) features the popular show "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." This insidious fare showcases the shallowest troupe of middle-class, sex-obsessed high-schoolers one could dream up. Episodes of this program employ the words "sex" or the phrase "have sex" an average of 48 times. I counted. 

We suspect Rush enjoy watching every filthy, disgusting frame of that show as many times it took to count every single instance of the word "sex" a lot more than he lets on here. And we also suspect it took him a lot of viewings to make sure his count was completely accurate.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:27 AM EDT
Updated: Saturday, October 10, 2009 12:36 AM EDT

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