Censorship In The House

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on July 23, 2009

If a Congressional mailing on a policy matter is inaccurate, I am sure that in this day and age of 24/7/365 news, with television, radio, mainstream outlets on the Internet, and blogs, the inaccuracies will be quickly reported and disseminated to the public. The dissemination and reporting may not be perfect, but it will likely be quite impressive.

What is inexcusable, however, is that the majority party in Congress has taken upon itself the authority to decide which policy arguments are accurate, and which are not.

This isn’t fact-checking. This is censorship. It should be described for what it is. It should be denounced. And we all should realize that just as the majority party in Congress is willing to censor arguments that they don’t agree with, or that they find uncomfortable and inconvenient to contend with, they will also be willing to help the Obama Administration ram through a health care reform bill in a manner that prevents as many Americans as possible from knowing what is in the bill, and objecting to that substance.

It deserves repeating: No wonder the President and Congress are so eager to pass a bill quickly. They know they can’t hide the ball forever.

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