Following Instaglenns’ favorite goof, “They told me that if George Bush were re-elected, those who speak out against the government would be prosecuted and jailed.”
In a clear case of projection, Democrats decide that the First Amendment isn’t very cool.
The FCC investigation raises the question of whether a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House next year will investigate — and perhaps criminalize — all sorts of actions taken by the Bush administration. Obama is leading in all presidential polls, while Democrats are set to greatly increase their hold on the House and Senate.
Democrats are really over playing their hand here, aren’t they? Elections aren’t even held yet, and they’ve promised:
- 25% cut in Defense Spending
- $250 billion stimilus package (welfare) to those that don’t pay taxes
- Rewriting S-Corp laws
- Passing the expanded S-CHIP, that gives medical benefits to illegals and kids (up to age 25) who make up to $80,000 per year
- New Deal 2
- Fairness Doctrine
- Nationalizing 401(k) Plans
Have I missed anything? I’m sure I have. But it’s a pretty comprehensive list already and makes for a good first 100 days. Now, they’re starting a war on the First Amendment.
The probe is sending chills through the ranks of military commentators, some of them decorated war heroes who share their expertise with millions of lay viewers. They see it as one in a series of moves the Left is making to intimidate and shut up its critics.
“We are seeing the dawn of a new era of the current Democratic leadership trying to muzzle free speech and the First Amendment,” retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney, a Fox News analyst, told HUMAN EVENTS. “It may be the most invasive intrusion that we have seen in our history. There will be more of these tactics to follow.”
Said retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, one of Fox’s first defense analysts, “It’s an affront to freedom of speech. As retired officers, we’re private citizens and can say anything we want under the First Amendment. The whole thing was to explain to the American people what was going on in war and analyzing it.”
Private citizens, using their First Amendment rights.
Not in 2009, Mister!
But you know, if Obama wins on the 4th, people cannot say they weren’t warned. Democrats are telling you exactly how they’ll govern in 2009 and you’ll be sure to get it. I’m sure.
Exit Question: If the democrats have a 59-41 advantage in the Senate, will it be called the nuclear option? Or will it have a new, less ominous name? You don’t have to answer. The press will answer it soon.
While 82% of voters who support McCain believe the justices should rule on what is in the Constitution, just 29% of Barack Obama’s supporters agree. Just 11% of McCain supporters say judges should rule based on the judge’s sense of fairness, while nearly half (49%) of Obama supporters agree.