Sunday, October 11, 2009

You Think Freedom of Speech Is Guaranteed?

Not if Obama has his way:
Obama Declares War on Free Speech
Excerpt: The Obama Administration has now actually co-sponsored an anti-free speech resolution at the United Nations. Approved by the U.N. Human Rights Council last Friday, the resolution, cosponsored by the U.S. and Egypt, calls on states to condemn and criminalize “any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.” What could be wrong with that? Plenty. First of all, there’s that little matter of the First Amendment, which preserves Americans’ right to free speech and freedom of the press, which are obviously mutually inclusive. Any law that infringed on speech at all -- far less in such vague and sweeping terms -- would be unconstitutional. “Incitement” and “hatred” are in the eye of the beholder -- or more precisely, in the eye of those who make such determinations. The powerful can decide to silence the powerless by classifying their views as “hate speech.” The Founding Fathers knew that the freedom of speech was an essential safeguard against tyranny: the ability to dissent, freely and publicly and without fear of imprisonment or other reprisal, is a cornerstone of any genuine republic. If some ideas cannot be heard and are proscribed from above, the ones in control are tyrants, however benevolent they may be.

The Old Jarhead posts links of interest that affect our country and freedoms. I found this link there.

3 comments:

Carrie said...

its sad so sad-we may have o leace the USA and move!

TanyaLea said...

I'm SO glad there are people like you, using your voice to spread the word to the general public. When I engage in conversations with some people about our Pres., it's amazing to me how VERY, VERY ignorant they are to the work he is doing while in office. They're simply clueless and think he's just this really nice man who wants to help everyone. Uh-hem! (a little throat-clearing, there.)
Think again!! There is an underlying and sneaky agenda that is slowly but surely taking away our Constitutional rights as Americans. And yet people seem to be so unaware and oblivious. It's frightening the things this man has managed to forego 'under the table' away from the general public's eye. Certainly not in the best interest of our country or preserving the freedom's that were set in stone (or so we thought!) by our founding fathers. This isn't even about party lines...people need to see the bigger picture here and remove the whole 'democrat/republican' stigmas that seem to sway people from one side or another...and just look at the facts. When they do, their eyes will be opened and hopefully MORE will take a stand.

Keep on 'rambling'... I'm so glad someone does!

Heather BT said...

Haven't been buy in a while, glad to be catching up. Should have a new post up soon!
H