Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Obama's Own Alien and Sedition Act
The Obama reelection campaign has decided it must deal with any and all criticism aimed at the President.
In order to accomplish this, his campaign has set up a web site, attackwatch.com, to monitor “inaccuracies… falsehoods… gossip…“ and ”smears” against the President.
The site includes a new Twitter hashtag, #attackwatch, and an account - @Attackwatch - to make it easier for the President's followers to report attacks and discuss them as they happen. I suppose this is a good way for President Obama to assemble his "enemies list" and give the New Black Panthers a starting point for the eventual silencing of all dissent.
And this isn’t the first time Obama has started this sort of initiative. The much-less-frightening-looking FightTheSmears.com has been up for some time, and back in 2009 the Obama administration launched an official government effort to have Americans report dissent against Obama’s policies.
If any of this sounds vaguely familiar, it might be because you were a good student of American history when you were in school. Criminalizing political speech is not a new concept in America.
John Adams lost the 1800 presidential election to Thomas Jefferson in large part because the American people were so upset by this clear violation of the First Amendment, that they voted for Jefferson, who was a strong opponent of Adan's Alien and Sedition Acts.
Americans cherish their hard won freedoms and rights, and not even a President can get away with abridging these rights. Even a popular President like Barack Hussein Obama can't expect the voters to approve of this sort of thing.
But this isn't the only abuse of our rights this President has perpetrated. Obama's Department of Justice's Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative, or NSI, asks Americans to report possible seditious acts by other Americans to the FBI and local and state police.
We are asked to do this by cooperating with the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign. It's up to you to define "suspicious." This is what our America has become.
President Obama is gutting of the First and Fourth Amendments to our Constitution.
Posted by Marty4650 at 10:44 PM