Truth In Advertising
Restoring Honesty to Where It’s Needed Most!
We have a problem in America with a very small but very powerful and extremely dangerously destructive population segment: the secular progressive socialist.
They are a cancer that if left un-checked will continue metastasizing and destroying our entire way of life. For those of you who are so blind that you find that appealing, you’re the victim more than you realize.
We cannot bring back a law that was and still is vilified by these same enemies of America The Alien and Sedition Act but Congress recently did give us a viable alternative that can work to end this nightmare.
When consumers see or hear an advertisement, whether it’s on the Internet, radio or television, or anywhere else, and federal law says that ad must be truthful, not misleading, and, when appropriate, backed by scientific evidence.
The Federal Trade Commission enforces these truth-in-advertising laws, and it applies the same standards no matter where an ad appears – in newspapers and magazines, online, in the mail, or on billboards or buses. The FTC looks especially closely at advertising claims that can affect consumers’ health or their pocketbooks – claims about food, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements, alcohol, and tobacco and on conduct related to high-tech products and the Internet. The FTC also monitors and writes reports about ad industry practices regarding the marketing of alcohol and tobacco.
When the FTC finds a case of fraud perpetrated on consumers, the agency files actions in federal district court for immediate and permanent orders to stop scams; prevent fraudsters from perpetrating scams in the future; freeze their assets; and get compensation for victims.
Well let’s carry this law into the classrooms, news rooms and govt. offices of America!
In the classroom:
Any educator at any level who intentionally violates the first Amendment rights of a student to speak of different ideas or theories in any classroom is in violation of their own mandates and is an act of sedition. It is in direct conflict with this Republic’s founding.
A liberal education is a system or course of education suitable for the cultivation of a free (Latin: liber) human being. It is based on the medieval concept of the liberal arts or, more commonly now, the liberalism of the Age of Enlightenment. It has been described as "a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with broad knowledge and transferable skills, and a stronger sense of values, ethics, and civic engagement ... characterized by challenging encounters with important issues, and more a way of studying than a specific course or field of study" by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Usually global and pluralistic in scope, it can include a general education curriculum which provides broad exposure to multiple disciplines and learning strategies in addition to in-depth study in at least one academic area.
So based on education own professed doctrine the cloistering of information from only pre-approved ideological viewpoints is in direct opposition to their own professional standards of conduct.
They are in essence breaking their own canonical law with the direct intent to indoctrinate and not educate our children. For the express purpose of creating misanthropic, myopic, Marxist, Muppets which they have been very successful in doing for at least the last 2 if not 3 generations of Americans.
Fine the educator $5000 for first offense and the University or School System $25000.
For second offense double the fines and cut federal funding an equivalent dollar amount.
For third offense the loss of teaching position removal from the teaching profession and a fine of $100,000 dollars to the school or system.
In the news room:
Any supposed journalist that wishes be protected under the First Amendment must first be a journalist not an editorialist.
Far too many in the media express opinion either their own or those given to them as fact.
As expressed by Dem. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan: “You have your right to your own opinions but not your own facts”.
One story written by one individual but expressed in similar terms by multiple news agencies for the express outcome of directing a singular conclusion is propaganda not journalism.
When you have every supposed television news outlets in America devote a majority of their resources to promoting and propagating information that is not factual at best and a created lie at worst, it is not journalism it is outright deception.
When you have thousands of words written without a scintilla of fact to support their conclusion this is dissemination of a lie and it is fraud.
When you have any journalist in any media format call for illegal acts of behavior because they’re ideological core is in disagreement with what they are reporting on, it is an act of sedition.
When they refuse to report the news that is paramount to the people knowing, for making an informed decision, that is fraud.
When the media colludes with any government entity to create misinformation to further their agenda to the detriment of the people that is fraud.
If a journalist or news media outlet wants to have their First Amendment rights then they must first support that right by honoring its intent. If they wish to hide behind it like cowards and destroy the Constitutional representative form of government that we currently still hang on to by a very thin thread, then they damn well better serve it and the people or lose it completely.
We can no longer continue to give these treasonous actors the benefit of the first Amendment if they will not honor or protect it.
For first offense fine the “journalist” / “newscaster” $50,000 and the station, newspaper, journal, periodical or parent source $250,000.
Second offense you double the fines.
Third offense the offending party is barred from the broadcast industry by removing their FCC license and suspending the broadcast license of the parent corp. for 6 months to one year. If a print journalist then you fine their publishing parent $50,000 dollars a day for every day the fired liar has been employed and disseminating lies since the second offense was found guilty.
Elected Officials and Candidates for Office:
Honesty is imperative in a Constitutional Representative Republic WHICH IS WHAT THE UNITED STATES IS. Not the lie we are a democracy, we have democratically elected representation despite the secular progressive socialists best attempts to destroy it through their Hegelian Dialectic diatribes.
Our moral compass has been skewed south due in no part to their collective behavior. It has also led to the creation of a “political ruling class” that is born within “ivy league” academia and self-identified educational degrees.
It has led to their loss of the simple fact that they are govt. employees and elected officials who, We the People employ. We are the boss not the other way around as they delude themselves into believing and behaving based on that delusion.
They have demonstrated contempt for we who pay the bills including their salaries. They have come to think, because of no direct or immediate repercussions, that their continuous criminal behavior and complete and total lack of honesty or moral turpitude is not only acceptable but well within their perceived boundaries of decorum for their station in life.
It is do as I say and not as I do in our elected office and bureaucratic agencies at EVERY level of govt.
They have been breaking the law at every level of govt. with no fear because no one except for the occasional acts that are so egregious in their violation of the laws that even they cannot hide from punishment.
But far too many Lois Lerner’s and Hillary Clintons feel above the law because they have gotten away with decades of criminal behavior.
And it starts with their first transgressions of violating the moral code of honesty to us their boss.
This must end and morality through honesty must be returned to governing.
If they lie they pay the price with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Any elected official that lies or misleads for any reason while in office for the first offense is fined $5000 and their political party is fined $25,000. Govt. employee or bureaucrat either federal, state or local who intentionally misleads or directly lies for the first offense should be fined $5000 and the dept. or body they are elected to pays $25,000. If a candidate for office the fines stay the same but the political party pays in lieu of the dept. or organization they work for.
Second offense you double the fines.
Third offense the employee or office holder is removed from office or fired from their position. The candidate is removed from the election and barred from running for any political office ever again.
Yes that would make the first and second penalties a misdemeanor and the third a third degree felony. And all the fines should be directed towards payment of the federal, state or local govt. debt so as to at least lighten the taxpayer’s burden created by those same miscreants.
The Rule of Law applied equally and justly to all IS the cornerstone of our society and critical to a functioning government.
And until we can restore a moral center and code of conduct for those who wish to ascend to one of our highest callings, We the People must demand by every means necessary the tools to ensure their adherence to that code.
Dr. Keith C. Westbrook Ph.D.
Ps. I ain’t holding my breath but you gotta start somewhere!