okie, your email is going to have to wait...
Metal Matt left this link in the Juan / Queen post's comments section. It's a petition urging Congress not to cave to the Right and their hissy fit over Juan Williams ouster.
We all know the Democrats are as useless as they are spineless, but just as the site says: we cannot let them do to a critical resource like NPR what they did to Acorn, Shirley Sherrod and Van Jones.
This insanity must stop. Hit the link. Sign the petition. Pass it on. And, even more importantly:
CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN'S OFFICE and CALL YOUR SENATOR'S OFFICE.
We cannot allow objective reporting to be hijacked by partisan politics.
Maybe it was Muslims that attacked us on 9/11. But that's going on ten years ago. The biggest threat to our freedom RIGHT NOW are these Right-Wing Fascists like Sarah Palin and all the others. You know how they always cry about the first amendment when WE, PRIVATE CITIZENS want to organize a boycott of Fox's, or of Glenn Beck's sponsors? That ain't the first amendment! We're not the Government! But what they want to do, right now? Is to USE the power to of the Government to punish NPR! That is a far greater violation of the spirit of the first amendment. Particularly when it comes down to a non-profit, public resource being bullied over partisan squabbles. NPR was within theirr rights. The Right is exceeding theirs.
DO. NOT. LET. THEM. DO. THIS. WITHOUT. A. FIGHT!