Dear Mr. Rockefeller,
Your quote, "There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: “Out. Off. End. Goodbye.” It would be a big favor to political discourse; to our ability to do our work here in Congress; and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future." has unleashed a big bug in me.
As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, which has oversight on communications, I know you understand that the FCC does not have any control over the content of cable television. So what does “it” (that little bug inside of you) want?
What “it” really wants is news that does not hold you and your legislative friends accountable. “It” does not want news that would appropriately vet and uncover what “it” really believes and how it is the complete opposite of what the majority of Americans believe. What “it” wants is a propaganda machine, which is why for the life of me I cannot figure out why “it” wants MSNBC taken off the air. Did not you tell Olbermann you were devoted to his program? What this is really about is not what the American people want, but rather what “it” wants.
Please inform the little bug what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis advised, in his famous Whitney v. California opinion in 1927, “If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.”
The big bug in me wants to inform the little bug in you that it is the time to wake up, to quit drinking the progressive Kool-Aid, and realize that we the people of West Virginia have drawn the line and will only support conservative democrats. We will not back progressive democrats who support the Obama-Reid-Pelosi agenda of income redistribution, government management of the economy, or the womb to tomb provision for its citizens.
We value our freedom to cling to our Bibles and guns (symbols of our freedom to worship and bear arms), to watch the news channel or any television channel of our choice, to choose the career of our choice (with an entrepreneur spirit and freedom to make our own money), and our sovereignty!
We Sir do not belong to you or any government leader or movement; nor do our Bibles, guns, televisions, careers, or pocketbooks. Your time to change is running out. West Virginians are rising up and will fight bold and strong to keep our freedom. We shall liberate our government of those determined to take the progressive path to socialism. Money and position will not keep you in office, but if you choose to walk with the Blue Dog Democrats and renounce the progressive movement agenda perhaps, you will still be our Senator after the next election.
It is in your hands Sir, and not the little bug’s. Choose now to align with the overwhelming majority of our state and abandon the Obama-Reid-Pelosi scheme, before time runs out.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and service to our state and great nation.
With all sincerity and respect,