Originally published in ROC Newsletter Issue #19-2012
"How may I silence you? Any way I can– let me count the ways." This is
the actual state of free speech in America under the Obama
administration. The protection of free speech was one of the first
casualties to be thrown under the Obama bus – running over it repeatedly
is the systemic standard for this regime.
"Without objection... we will proceed."
The liberal/progressive/socialism agenda of today is about obtaining
permanent control and changing our free society into a centralized,
bureaucracy-managed one. They just will not admit this fact directly. In
order for its actors to achieve this end– they have one essential need
above all others– the control of public information. They do not seek
our permission either, just the appearance of having it. Truthful
information therefore is the Kryptonite to their anti-American agenda.
So attacking free speech is job #1 for these power-mongers. The
evidence, as to the lengths they will go to, is overwhelming and was
instituted even before this administration was sworn in.
Early on in the 2008 campaign, then candidate Obama, excluded
reporters that were not towing his line from his campaign plane. This
sent a message about "his message" and access that the media needs.
Once in office we saw immediately that this administration was going
to be much different. All questions and content would be controlled from
the top down.
The Obamacare fight was a classic example of how 'any means necessary'
would be deployed to control the message and silence dissent. It began
with orchestrated protests and a scheduled misinformation campaign with a
plan to buy-off expected opposing voices. Fortunately for America, a
counter-movement they had not counted on, had just found its voice too.
We are proud to be part of that voice.
While it is expected that political parties will try and frame their
messages in the best possible light, this administration has gone so far
beyond this, in so many ways. They actively attempt to silence
opposition in order to keep their excuses for more power-grabbing
Deception is routine in this administration. The fabrications
and spin over what they are up to drones out the truth as we are forced
to determine what is true and what isn't.
Displacement. Our news media and others who dispense popular
opinion make sure that the agenda gets the priority and the lions share
of the news cycle, lest they displease their masters.
Discrediting those that bring facts to the conversation is a
biggie. We have witnessed this in so many ways and have learned how they
will go to any length to destroy careers and silence effective voices
against their agenda. America has learned too much of the evil
manipulations, taught by those of the Saul Alinsky ilk, to ridicule and
intimidate political opponents into silence. We have also witnessed the
most disgusting and disgraceful overplay of the race card as a nuke-like
weapon to threaten and coerce silence.
Disarming. This administration abuses its powers everyday. They
seek figurative death for any opposing points of view and will misuse
their federal agencies to achieve it. Whether it is by giving
non-profits of the tea party type unique and impossible compliance
standards– under threat from the IRS– or using the DOJ or Homeland
Security to target certain folks– who just happen to be effective in
exercising that speech– they show no ethical self-restrain in abusing
their powers. See Heritage article–
U.S. v. Heicklen: The Nullification of Free Speech
As far as literal deaths, there have been some very mysterious
coincidences lately as well, that have people speculating as to just
what this administration is capable of doing to its own citizens. Of
course ridicule is deployed against anyone wanting the facts. Assigning
the "conspiracy label" to anyone and everyone who dares seek the truth
over Obama's past being the most glaring case-in-point. Talk about
people being cowed into silence... despite overwhelming evidence of
We could go on and on– with the methods (e.g., efforts to control
internet) and past examples of the targeting of free speech. The bottom
line is, either we are going to 'sit down and shut up'– or we will vow
never to be intimidated into that. Our representation needs to take
notice of this choice as well. Without objectors a government can and
will do anything it wants to do. Those type of despotic governments have
a record –kill and ruin.
Without objection...they can, and do, proceed.