Why does a Vermont Democrat want TheBlaze on TV?

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Yesterday, TheBlaze shared the story of Sandy Baird, a lawyer, professor, and a longtime Democrat from Burlington, Vermont, who believes TheBlaze TV should be available in her area.

Why? Because Baird, like Glenn, respects the First Amendment and wants to see and hear more voices, not less.

Earlier this month, Baird was quoted in Seven Days, a Vermont newspaper that describes itself as an “independent voice,” about her support of bringing both Al Jazeera America and TheBlaze to the local Burlington Telecom network (BT). “I support the efforts to have TheBlaze TV come to Burlington, because I support free speech and believe we should have access to as many political perspectives as possible,” she told Seven Days.

During a follow-up interview with TheBlaze, Baird explained that she lobbied for the inclusion of Al Jazeera America, which launches next Tuesday, on the BT channel lineup, and she ultimately won that fight. Now, she has turned her attention to TheBlaze.

“I think that my students — as well as all Americans — need to see all those views, and frankly, they don’t on [the] mainstream media,” she told TheBlaze. “They either watch MSNBC, which is a channel for the Democrats, or they watch Fox, which is a vehicle for the Republicans. And while that’s fine, we need a lot more views. And frankly, a lot more information. And that’s why I totally support free speech.”

Though she wasn’t familiar with the Missouri rodeo incident, after a brief rundown, Baird offered this insight: “I was at one point the state legislator for my district, and at that point there was a big movement here in Vermont to outlaw flag burning, and I took the position then and I’ll take the same position now — the Constitution is not about speak that we agree with. The Constitution is about speech that we don’t agree with. You are free in this country, it seems to me – at least we have been – to express disagreeable opinions.”

“Amen,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “That is exactly where I am. That is exactly where I have been. That’s where most Americans are. The fog is starting to clear. People are starting to see.”

“There’s a change coming. The American people are waking. The American people have found things to unite on,” Glenn concluded. “Say and believe and stand in those places: the Constitution now and forever, freedom of conscience, and the Constitution. It is the winning ground. And if you actually believe it and mean it, home run. You win.”

To coincide with the launch on Al Jazeera America on Tuesday, August 20, TheBlaze is organizing a #GetTheBlaze Day of Action to encourage television providers to add another voice, another choice to your channel lineup: TheBlaze. Get all the details on the Day of Action HERE.

  • Draxx

    Wow, that is refreshing to hear a lifetime Democrat say that the Bill of Rights is More Important than Government Control… Woo Hoo!!!

  • Draxx

    The Constitution is My Foundation For America… It is what gives us Strength and Freedom of Choice (was it or is it perfect, NO… but it sure is a heck of a lot better than anything else out there today)!  In the famous words of Yosimite Sam, “Back Off…!”.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    She must be the exception to the rule; or it is indeed happening that more of the left, as with the right, are waking up and seeing the truth at long last. 

    We have hope for the future. This time, we must make sure not to waste it and allow our nation to fall asleep again.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe he just likes watching cocksuckers like Glenn Beck on TV, sucking cocks

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Sandy Baird is amazing. 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    So you’re sexist because he is actually a she bigot. Look everyone true war on woman.

  • Anonymous

    This comment is off topic, but the line that this democrat wants more voices not “less”  is poor grammar.  The word should be “fewer”  because voices represents a number not an amount. 
    I am going on a campaign this school year in my classroom even though I am a science teacher.  The word “less” is used instead of “fewer.”  The words “got” and “gotten” are overused. “At” is used at the end of a sentence and is not necessary and makes one sound like a Valley Girl.  I believe that these and many other language miscues are used due to laziness or ignorance.  It is wrong for those in the media to promote poor grammar.  I am shocked that the English teachers of the last few decades have done such a poor job with word usage and grammar.  Let’s start using the language properly and reflect just a little more intelligence. 

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    Constitution is My Foundation For America… It is what gives us
    Strength and Freedom of Choice (was it or is it perfect, NO… but it
    sure is a heck of a lot better than anything else out there today)!  In
    the famous words of Yosimite Sam, “Back Off…!”.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    i agree that progressives on both sides are the contaminant.  it’s just that there are no real democrats on the left — they’ve been hijacked.  mccain, etc., we know (standing on the right) what a progressive has done to the republican party.  lefties can’t tell themselves apart from one another.  they deliver the talking points and the groupies repeat, though i do love these snippets of sobriety from the left.

  • Anonymous

    The only entity that fears Blaze TV is Fox News, because they’d have to worry about losing viewers to it. The two would be in competition for the same viewers. 
    The left doesn’t fear it because their targeted audience is never going to watch Blaze TV anyway.

    If you’re selling oranges, you don’t worry about losing customers to the guy who’s selling apples…you worry about losing customers to the guy who’s selling bigger and juicer oranges!

  • Anonymous

    Could this be a chink in the armor for democrats. She is in the minority by far on championing free speech by Democrats, but maybe the crack is beginning and will widen. More people are seeking the truth. I hope so. This Bill of Rights was added to ensure that the national government could not silence dissent. The Democrats do not recognize this principle, They want to silence the truth, or spin doctor it right out of existence. To do that they must ignore the First Amendment. No wonder there is such a concerted attack on the Constitution by the present administration and their congressional lackeys. .

  • Anonymous

    I am sure that Glenn will give them a ear full!

  • Anonymous

    It is about time Hollywood pulls their heads out of their a**!

  • Anonymous

    It is about time Hollywood pulls their heads out of their a**!

  • Anonymous

    I had to rewind the first couple of minutes, I was so flabbergasted.  Imagine, a Democratic lawyer in the most socialistic state in the country, stumping to have The Blaze TV and Radio broadcast in Vermont.  I really had to go back and watch it again, just to make sure my mind wan’t playing tricks.  I am at a loss.  A DEMOCRAT,upholding the Fist Amendment.  My world has just been turned upside down

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.stroker.12 Richard Stroker

    Boy Some body’s gotta Set that lady straight she’s not toting the line. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    If she is not an exception she is watching just to see what the right is doing.  Prayerfully, she is wanting it for the right reason.

  • Melanie

    Gggrrr! And to where will she “tote” the line? I think you mean “toeing the line.” This means to conform. It has its origins in schools of early America.  “It is common practice in many long-established schools for roll-call to be taken twice a day, at which the pupils line up with their toes exactly along a particular line on the floor, while their names are called out for them to respond to indicate their presence.”
    Another possibility is: “The most likely origin of the term goes back to the wooden decked ships of the Royal Navy during the late 17th or early 18th century. Barefooted seamen had to stand at attention for inspection and had to line up on deck along the seams of the wooden planks, hence to “toe the line”.
    On some military parade-grounds there are white lines marked, along which soldiers form up, with their toes just touching the line.
    House of Commons

  • Anonymous

    Thank GOD for that occasional open-minded liberal and/or Democrat. If “fairness” and equality is TRULY one of their highest aspirations, then they should NOT be hypocrites
    about it.

  • Anonymous

    I know her personally and she is just a rarity. She has spent her whole life fighting for freedom and equal rights. She riles a lot of people up.