A lot happened over the weekend, and I’ve chosen this one as my Monday Post. Howard Dean opined on the Sunday shows again. It seems he is once again pushing the Fairness Doctrine nonsense. First listen to this little gem from about two months ago. When you stop laughing, read on.
Putting aside for the moment that we have a Vice President who actually believes that both you and I are too stupid to decide for ourselves which news outlets are appropriate for us, but we are also incapable of acting as our own filters as to what to believe or not believe from those outlets. Next Dean decides to deride the members of the Tea Party for advocating the repeal of the 17th and 14th amendments. He claims that this shows an ignorance of the Constitution which is laughable. I am not going to argue the merits of repealing these amendments, rather who is actually ignorant of how the Constitution works, Howard Dean, or the nefarious Tea Party. The fact that the framework for both amending and repealing amendments to the Constitution is self evident. One, there are currently 27 amendments to the Constitution. The last one was added May 7, 1992. To find evidence of repeal, look no further than the 18th Amendment, which was repealed 18 years after it was added to the document. Score this one for the Tea Party. The next point is that this statement itself is advocating for regulating speech by a panel of bureaucrats, not elected, but appointed by other appointed bureaucrats in the FCC. Even a junior high kid would be able to point out that this flies in the face of the First Amendment. Score another for the Tea Party. Howard Dean is an imbecile, and there really is no diplomatic way to state that, or even lessen the blow. I guess the ironic thing is, we were told adnauseum by the same media Dean wants to add unconstitutional regulation to, that Sara Palin was the dummy. Even if Governor Palin were as dim as she was reported to be, if she were to attend an event with Joe Biden, she would have to wear an, “I’m with stupid,” tee shirt.