After the Iron Curtain fell over Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe in the wake of World War II, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty played a vital role in broadcasting news and opinion to people deprived of it by censorious governments. Nobel laureate and Poland freedom fighter Lech Walesa told an audience in 1989 that Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty's importance "cannot even be described. Would there be earth without the sun?"
Today, with all other major American media dominated by liberal and left-leaning programming, conservative talk radio is the American equivalent of Radio Free Europe. It's no wonder that powerful liberals, from former President Clinton to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have been speaking publicly of using government power to control talk radio. Have no doubt – they are out to silence opposing voices under the guise of “localism” and “diversity.”
The American Civil Rights Union has responded to this threat by creating the Freedom to Listen Pledge. The pledge is designed to allow lawmakers to take a clear stand in favor of the First Amendment. Save Radio Free America is designed as a means for talk radio hosts and their supporters to communicate about the pledge and to urge their local, state and federal representatives to sign on.
Americans have the freedom to listen - for now. SaveRadioFreeAmerica.org is dedicated to keeping it that way.