Free Speech must die!
President Obama is on a mission to protect the image of Islam. To do this, he seeks to suppress free speech. Read on for details and consequences. Without the 1st Amendment, all our other rights are null and void. Even the NRA — for the first time in its long history (they are America’s oldest Civil Rights group) is defending both the 1st and the 2nd Amendments.
Who thought the ACLU and NRA could ever agree on anything? Obama got harsh criticism from both the right and the left for failing to attend the Hebdo Anti-Terrorism march in Paris, a massive demonstration to support a small magazine whose staff was slaughtered by Al-Qaida for daring to criticize radical Islam. He got more criticism (not enough to dissuade him) for stating the horrific 2015 attacks all over Paris had “nothing to do with Islam.” He hopped into Airforce One to deliver this message in person — NOT in Paris, but in a Muslim country.
This misses the point: It’s not about missing a march or political denial. It’s about a policy that supports violent jihadists and protects them from criticism. Our 1st Amendment rights have been under increasing attack for the last decade. Are they to now be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness? If you make use of public free speech as a writer, reporter, author, media host, or activist, you care about this. If you value freedom and the Constitution, you must care about this.
Lynch lynches Americans. AG Loretta Lynch to Prosecute “Anti Muslim” speech. Who needs that stupid First Amendment? Link.
“I am Iranian by birth and of my Islamic Faith. I am also an American citizen and seek to help change America to be a more Islamic country. My faith guides me and I feel like it is going well in the transition of using freedom of religion in America against itself.”
— Valerie Jarrett (Obama’s “handler”), Stanford University, 1977
“The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.”
—President Barack Hussein
“Muslims have the right to Kill anyone who does not respect Islam.”
—Mullah Krekar (A Norwegian “moderate” Muslim) Link
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON:
“We in the administration and the government should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face. And so I personally have committed to speak out about the situation that very often people in the Muslim community in this country face. The fact that there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world and the Islamic faith is one about peace and brotherhood.”
Team Obama has moved beyond suppressing criticism of Islam. They also seek to suppress discussions of science that opposes their political objectives — specifically (nonexistent) Global Warming Alarmism, a touchstone of the radical left.
From Daily Signal: Attorney General Lynch Looks Into Prosecuting ‘Climate Change Deniers’ 3/10/1016
In news that should shock and anger Americans, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that not only has she discussed internally the possibility of pursuing civil actions against so-called “climate change deniers,” but she has “referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action.”
Lynch was responding to a question from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who urged Lynch to prosecute those who “pretend that the science of carbon emissions dangers is unsettled,” particularly those in the “fossil fuel industry” who supposedly have constructed a “climate denial apparatus.”
“This not only represents a serious blow against the free flow of ideas and the vigorous debate over scientific issues that is a hallmark of an advanced, technological society like ours, it is a fundamental violation of the First Amendment. As I have noted before, this is also reminiscent of the old Soviet Union, where Joseph Stalin persecuted those whom he thought had the “wrong” scientific views on everything from linguistics to physics. Both Lynch and Whitehouse might want to read Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s book, “In the First Circle,” in which he outlined the Soviet government’s suppression of dissenting scientists and engineers.” –Hans von Spakovsky.
Commentator Charles Krauthammer suggested that if President Obama actually allows such a prosecution to go forward, it would be an impeachable offense.
WHAT IS THE FIRST AMENDMENT?
It’s ONE simple sentence, and it is the ONLY time religion is mentioned in the Constitution. So let’s start there:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Pretty simple, huh? The Constitution is designed to limit the power of central government, and this is the clause that tells it to leave religion and free speech alone. Some disagree.
We hear a lot of arguments that priests and ministers should not be allowed to comment on political issues. This is the “Separation of Church and State” argument, one which is selectively applied these days.
It’s deemed politically correct for Black Churches to have “Souls to the Polls” campaigns where congregants are fed and driven to the polls to vote. It’s even OK to have “God Damn America” churches that advocate a “Liberation Theology” that one Pope termed “demonic.”
But it is NOT OK for Christian Churches to object to ObamaCare mandates requiring their congregants to support actions against their religious beliefs under penalty of law and the threat of losing their tax exempt status.
We have the Federal Government suing groups like “Little Sisters of the Poor.” Say what???!!!
This issue gets more sticky when it comes to Islam. The West and Islam have been in conflict for over a thousand years. An emerging America stood up to Islamic terrorism on the “shores of Tripoli” when most of the world was fearful and submissive. The discussion of “One Nation Under God” is also separate, and it is a crucial part of America.
Does the “free exercise thereof” (of religion) extend to mass murder, cutting off hands, beheadings, suicide bombers, crashing airliners into buildings, and other such actions? America (both parties) has had problems with this one.
Of our Presidents, so far, only Thomas Jefferson handled it well. Resolving it is likely an existential issue for America, and, while I have opinions, I’ll not discuss them now. Let’s set that one aside for now except to agree that we and the world are in a generational war, a bloody clash of cultures, one we’re losing, and one that now threatens our rights to free speech.
Team Obama (with media support and judicial tolerance) keeps making odd statements like, “ISIS is not Islamic,” and, “Fort Hood was workplace violence” (not a jihadist act of war). Some are calling Obama’s 2015 SOTU the “State of Delusion” speech. He didn’t even mention Al-Qaida, the first non-mention in a SOTU speech since 9/11/2001.
Are we allowed to say this is wrong???
Let’s just stick to uncensored news, Americans being allowed to speak their truths or opinions in public, or novelists being allowed to craft novels designed to entertain that dare to overlap reality and provoke thought. In the past, we’ve taken this right for granted.
In Russia, “Not so much,” but in America, “Of course.” Until now. President Obama is now on a mission to protect the image of Islam.
Earnest: “Obama Will Fight Media To Stop Anti-Jihad Articles.”
http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/13/white-house-obama-will-fight-media-to-stop-anti-jihad-articles/ “President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation’s journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation’s defenses forces, the White House’s press secretary said Jan. 12.”
Please note that “the nation’s journalism community” extends far beyond the legacy media. Radio hosts, bloggers, authors, and the Internet (social media, Tweets, and Websites) are also targeted by this policy effective Feb. 26. Obama just grabbed control of the Internet by executive order from the FCC.
We have a problem. It’s been there and growing for years, but now it’s going nuclear. Here are some blog posts I’ve put up about free speech and growing tyranny.
The good news: Congress, since the last election, has the power to protect our free speech. All we have to do is to force them to use it.
Sidebar: Q: Was DISH censoring Fox? A: Maybe.
Thank you for reading and feel free to pass this along. Good luck to us all, and may God Bless America.
Warning: It is NOT just Obama. The legacy media, already part of the Team Obama propaganda machine, would likely have no problem going along with such censorship.
Christians and Jews are inclined by nature to “turn the other cheek” and go along. This kindness has cost civilization dearly in the past.
“So here we are, what — two, three weeks later after the horrific massacre in Paris? And what is the response from Western media?
Both BBC Arabic and Al Jazeera English want to ban the word “terrorist” from reporting, because the term is too loaded.”
Colonel Allen West
Obama “Stands with the Muslims.” See link. Check this speech, trying to equate bloody radical Islam to Christianity.
Obama: “Remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. And our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” Yikes.
Obama has always “stood with the Muslims,” but why is he now “going nuclear” (= using every power of his administration) to suppress speech critical of radical Islam? Why so much anger over Congress being briefed by Israel on Islamic threats? I think the reason goes beyond ISIS and is exactly Nuclear.
It is increasingly clear Obama wants to bypass Congress and cut a deal with Iran, and that concern about this is mounting. This was the plot line of my novel Raven’s Run, and what Rep. Michele Bachmann confronted Obama over at the White House Christmas Party 2014: The danger of Obama’s allowing Iran nuclear weapons and delivery systems.