McLean, VA - Senator Fred Thompson today issued the following statement about his campaign for President:
"Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people."
as everyone here knows, fred was my guy. i have been behind him since the beginning. i still believe that he was our only chance to defeat the democrats, turn back from socialism and recover the vision of our founding fathers. previous post i acknowledged that our founding fathers felt strongly that to limit the press was to limit our abilities as a people, however there is no way they could have envisioned what would become of their free press. of course there was no television or total dumbing down and turning infotainment into "news" for the masses when these words were penned. additionally, journalists of the time were in it to present facts and information, not to sway public policy.
james madison (and others of our founding fathers and american patriots through the ages) must be turning over in his grave. often called the "father of the constitution" in 1798 (in the virginia resolutions) he wrote as a championship of the first amendment:
"The right of freely examining public characters and measures, and of free communication among the people thereon . . . has ever been justly deemed the only effectual guardian of every other right."
likewise, 18 years later thomas jefferson wrote in a letter to colonel charles yancey (1st virginia regiment)
“Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.”
today the "press" is primarily made up largely of leftmedia propagandists who specialize in dolling out their skewed beliefs, sugar-coated, repackaged and gussied under the guise of objective journalism. they do this with their pollaganda and the way the present information to we the people.
it is this which killed fred's bid for the presidency of the united states. it is this which is leading us down a path from which there may be no recovery.
for the first time in my life i am ashamed of the media - i have been sickened by them and disgusted with them, but never before have i been ashamed to claim them. and because they aren't capable, i am ashamed for them. americans deserve better than what the media is allowing us to have.
i honestly do not know who, if anyone, i will support now.