Keep Rush Limbaugh on Armed Forces Radio sign now

On 17 June 2004, Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, introduced an amendment to the 2005 Defense Approprations Bill that would take Rush Limbaugh off Armed Forces Radio on the false claim of "lack of balance". It is false on the basis that the rest of AM programming besides Rush Limbaugh consists of NPR, which is left-wing political propaganda, much of it anti-American in nature and intended to demoralize our deployed troops and undermine the war effort. Armed Forces Radio only plays one hour of Rush on the other hand. Why Senator Harkin would move to ban a radio show that has expressed support time and again for both the President and the troops and insist on keeping NPR which much of its programming consists of undermining the President and the troops is yet another example of why both the judgement and patriotism of Democrats is questionable. First and foremost, Senator Harkin's amendment shows nothing more than callous disregard for the First Amendment and the free speech that it protects. Second, it gives substance to the charges conservatives have lodged about the Democrats' desire for power outweighing their consideration for the best interests of the nation. Third, by attaching an amendment to dictate what soldiers can and cannot listen to on the radio as condition to pass a bill meant to keep the Department of Defense running and to ensure that soldiers deployed are properly trained, equipped, and supported shows total and outrageous disregard for the well being of the soldiers in order for Senator Harkin and his colleagues to engage in their partisan political power games. And finally, for the Senator and his party colleagues to go through this much trouble to suppress a mere comedian just because they cannot debate nor defeat this comedian in the arena of ideas just shows to their lack of competence in governing our nation and exercising good judgement when there are far more important and serious issues at hand.

We, the undersigned, are petitioning the members of the Senate to reconsider the lack of wisdom and good sense to this amendment and to uphold the First Amendment as well as the right of the soldiers to listen to what they want on the radio while they fight for that very right for all other Americans. We also urge the Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, to disregard this amendment and we urge PResident George W. Bush to veto this amendment. We also strongly condemn Senator Harkin for his misconduct and actions that violate the First Amendment on false pretenses and to push an anti-American agenda to serve both his, and his party's, own selfish political ambitions.

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  • 25 December 2015200. Mike W
    He supports our troops and our country
  • 17 October 2015199. Capt Roberthartleynavyr
    Freedom of speech is one of the things we are fighting for
  • 13 October 2015198. K N
    I support this petition
  • 28 September 2015197. Joni Cannon
    Harkin, you liberal wimp! Leave Rush alone!
  • 09 September 2015196. Steve A
    Taken out of context, the amendment that Sen. Harkin is proposing could be considered censorship. After all, the purpose of the AFRTS is to provide a cross-section of what is broadcast in the States. However, we run into two major problems: 1) AFRTS is fu
  • 29 August 2015195. Dorothy B
    Rush talks with a lot of common sense that the Democrats don't have or understand.
  • 22 July 2015194. Robert Nc
    I support this petition
  • 21 July 2015193. Thomas Rm
    Stay the course, Rush
  • 10 July 2015192. Timothy D
    I support this petition
  • 13 April 2015191. Ronald O
    limbaugh talks the way Sen Harkin and the left should talk. He brings great support to our troops.
  • 31 March 2015190. Ralph Ph
    Our soldiers can do better than waste time listening to this drugged out blabber mouth liar. Down with Limbo and his neocon screeds about anyone who opposes his far right fascist BS.
  • 18 March 2015189. Victor T
    Limbaugh lies and distorts as bad as Sean Hannity and worse than Bill Orally on Fox Noise. Our troops should take whatever Limbaugh says with a grain of salt and listen to it as low brow entertainment if thats the kind of humor they like. The troops can't
  • 13 February 2015188. Leroy A
    I support this petition
  • 29 January 2015187. Ken E
  • 29 January 2015186. Dawna H
    Just another way for the left to take away the rights of Conservatives
  • 22 January 2015185. Josh M
    I support this petition
  • 11 January 2015184. Iris P
    Rush, you are our voice. Keep it coming.
  • 23 December 2014183. Michael C
    I am a former Marine and don't believe that there is any reason to remove Rush Limbaugh from AFRN. Keep him. Give our service members a choice of programming, both left and right.
  • 22 December 2014182. Dump Drugsl
    Drugs Limbo is a big fat joke and a big fat liar. Give the troops Air America instead of that big fat hypocrite draft dodger Drugs Limbo.
  • 06 December 2014181. Mary S
    we need our troops to get the truth
  • 18 November 2014180. Margaret Dh
    This is the really necessary, truthful news they need to hear.
  • 05 October 2014179. Dee B
    He's only on for one hour anyway, vesus NPR, which is on all day! Talk about censorship....The liberals will stop at nothing.
  • 15 September 2014178. No Fanofdruggedl
    We need to keep letting Limbaugh the liar keep up the con job and keep speading lies to our soldiers or nobody would be willing to keep fighting Bushes needless lost war. Ruthless greedy people like Limbaugh and Cheney profit big from this war and ironica
  • 13 September 2014177. Drug Limpballswilltrytospinthetruthbuthecantfoolasmanypeoplea
    Here are a few of MANY Bu$h LIES- "The danger that Hussein has or will in months have WMD's is an imminent threat" (according to tens of thousands of American soldiers who searched Iraq from end to end for Husseins alleged WMD's there WEREN'T ANY under th
  • 17 July 2014176. Donald W
    I support this petition
  • 05 July 2014175. Jacob Koetjespcusa
  • 23 June 2014174. John Eb
    What is Tolerance?

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Lauri GrayBy:
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Petition target:
U.S. Senate, President George W. Bush, the Honroable Donald Rumsfeld Secretary of Defense, Senator Tom Harkin D-IA, Rush Limbaugh


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