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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Left Hates Free speech (by Conservatives)

A new Michael Barone commentary today takes the left to task for its obvious disdain for free speech when it's conservatives doing the speaking. The article, The Coming Obama Thugocracy mentions many attempts to stifle contrarian views, research, and speech.
(Obama said)I want you to argue with them and get in their face." Actually, Obama supporters are doing a lot more than getting into people's faces. They seem determined to shut people up.

In several instances Obama supporters have threatened criminal prosecution against those who dared to mention Obama's association with various radicals.
....in St. Louis. ,...the Obama campaign called for a criminal investigation of the American Issues Project when it ran ads highlighting Obama's ties to Ayers.

Barone's conclusion:
Obama supporters who found the campuses congenial and Obama himself, who has chosen to live all his adult life in university communities, seem to find it entirely natural to suppress speech that they don't like and seem utterly oblivious to claims that this violates the letter and spirit of the First Amendment. In this campaign, we have seen the coming of the Obama thugocracy, suppressing free speech, and we may see its flourishing in the four or eight years ahead.
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