Sunday, November 09, 2008

The "Affirmative Action for Stupid Ideas" Doctrine

The Fairness Doctrine is another name for affirmative action for unworthy ideas. The advertised reason for promoting the Fairness Doctrine has been to balance liberal and conservative ideas in broadcast media.

The belief of proponents of the Fairness Doctrine is that any idea unable to gain a voice on the public airways deserves affirmative action.

Let's see. What are some of those liberal and conservative ideas that require affirmative action - aka mandatory publicity on the public airwaves - because their proponents believe such ideas benefit society and aren't being heard enough.


The advantages of the gay lifestyle
Why gay sex in public ought to be tolerated
Why public funds should be used to support abortion rights
Why sick or old people should be put to death because they are inconvenient or embarrassing.
Why we should not support the war
Ways to sabotage our military industrial complex by Bill Ayers
Why the free entry of illegal aliens is good for America.
How your family pet can fulfill your sexual fantasies.
Why we should place a huge tax burden on productive people and give it to those who don't want to work because it is work Americans don't want to do.
Why Islam is the religion of peace.
Why people who associate Islam with violence ought to be put in jail.


Why killing babies in the womb is wrong.
Why "declaring Darwinian evolution is the only correct science" and "scientific creationism is wrong" is bad science - see Expelled.
Why we need to be suspicious of Muslims and those with Muslim associations.
Why forcibly taking from the "haves" and giving to the "have nots" through taxation is bad social policy compared to encouraging voluntary contributions.
How "rights" come with "consequences."
Why the Fairness Doctrine is bad for free speech.

The second set of opinions will eventually be heard without the fairness doctrine because they are based in common sense. The first set of opinions should not be forced on the American people.

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