Sunday, September 28, 2008

Missouri bans free speech about election

Turns out that law enforcement will be targeting anybody who says anything that doesn't get the Obama Seal of Approval. No ads or "statements" that are "false" or "misleading" about The Anointed One will be tolerated. A "Barack Obama Truth Squad" of law enforcement officials -- sheriffs and prosecutors -- are out to tell the public (I am NOT making this up) "that Barack Obama is a Christian who wants to cut taxes for anyone making less than $250,000 a year." And woe betide anybody who disagrees with anything they assert.

Don't just take my word for it:



Read The Gulag Archipelago if you wonder where this is heading.

Anybody in this country who thinks he or she has been the subject of slander or libel -- including the President, Supreme Court Justices, cabinet members, or even Oprah Winfrey -- has to go through the civil courts to seek redress. But not The Annointed One, at least not in Missouri. He can just send his goons to toss you in the hoosegow. And do you think having achieved this in one state he'll stop there?

This from the man whose supporters say that Sarah Palin is trying to impose a police state. Obama literally has Thought Police working for him in Missouri. If this is what he's like, and the kind of power he wields, as a mere candidate, what will he do if he becomes President? God help us if he makes it to the White House.

UPDATE: Missouri Governor Matt Blunt fires back:

St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.

This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.”


Thank God somebody is standing up to this egomaniacal man. Whenever he feels like somebody is picking on him, he runs to Daddy -- Daddy in this case being the friends in high places he has thanks to his links to the Chicago political machine.

Power and immaturity are a very dangerous mix. Obama doesn't need public office. He needs therapy. He is a danger to himself and others.

ADDITIONAL UPDATE: For all his whining that everybody's telling lies about him, Obama ought to get his own facts straight once in a while. He said in the debate that Henry Kissinger said that the President of the United States should meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without preconditions. Well, Kissinger says otherwise:



Are Obama's Thought Police going to hold him accountable for saying things that are false and misleading?

7 comments:

Amy said...

Did you see the statement by MO Gov Matt Blunt?

Worth reading and reposting.

Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.

“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.

“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.”

http://moderncommentaries.blogspot.com/2008/09/memo-from-missouri-gov-matt-blunt.html

GrannyGrump said...

Great minds think alike, Amy! I had just come to add that myself!

Thank God somebody is standing up to this man.

Who wants to bet on whether or not the national MSM pick up this story or if they'll bury it as they do Bill Ayers and the whole CAC debacle?

Michael Ejercito said...

I would have to wait for more facts before saying for certain if Obama requested or ordered this action.

I can write that even appearing to use police powers to support a political campaign is a bad idea.

(While I would like for Obama to come out in full sopport of this, I doubt he is that inept.)

GrannyGrump said...

Michael, it says that his CAMPAIGN is doing this. Either he had control over what his campaign does (and he's touted it as a qualification to be POTUS -- that he runs his campaign), which means he's a totalitarian egomaniac. Or he has no control over what they do, in which case he's a blundering incompetent who can't even manage a campaign, much less a country.

He's not taken any steps to stop it, has he?

fan the flame said...

Obama said correctly that Kissinger advocated meetings between the US and Iran , "with out conditions" Look at a review of the show.

McCain then said that "Kissinger did not say that the president of the USA should meet face to face with Iran without conditions." Two different subjects morphed into an accusation against Obama.

Does honesty of interpretations or facts have any role in this blog?

Amy said...

I would have to wait for more facts before saying for certain if Obama requested or ordered this action.

What grannygrumps said - it's Obama's campaign. He is the head of that campaign. Silence is acceptance, and Obama's silence speaks volumes about how he views the First Amendment.

fan the flame said...

For self preservation, sometimes the truth does not matter.

Henry Kissinger did indeed favor such talks with such regimes "without preconditions." This cannot have been hard to find, since only last week at a forum at George Washington University, consisting of himself and four other former secretaries of state, Kissinger had told his audience: "Well, I am in favor of negotiations with Iran. And one utility of negotiation is to put before Iran our vision of a Middle East, of a stable Middle East, and our notion on nuclear proliferation at a high enough level so that they have to study it." He then added something that can hardly have startled anyone who ever watched him usurping presidential prerogatives during the Nixon and Ford administrations: "I actually have preferred doing it at the secretary of state level" before, as the New York Times put it with uncharacteristic brusqueness, "he trailed off." Nonetheless, asked if such talks should be "at a very high level right out of the box," his response was to say, "Initially, yes," which is as much as to say "yes." He then said: "I do not believe we can make conditions for the opening of negotiations," which would appear to justify the use of the term unconditional in conjunction with "very high level."