Skip to comments.Warning: Free Speech in the Crosshairs
Posted on 05/16/2010 9:27:30 AM PDT by StatenIsland
Do you remember what it was like before the internet and talk radio and Fox News?
Do you remember the suffocating cocoon in which we felt wrapped and trapped, desperate for someone, anyone, to simply tell the unspun truth about the direction in which our country was headed? To express an understanding of the love we felt for a proud America who need not apologize to any nation or people, unashamed of its independence, vitality and free markets?
The Obama Administration remembers those days; so does the Left; so does the Mainstream Media.
They long for those times times when they could empower the march to Marxism on a daily basis, news cycle after news cycle after news cycle. They are desperate to return to that era of control over the shaping of the political agenda, and as their electoral prospects dim, their anxiety grows.
The Tea Party Movement is their worst nightmare.
It is becoming a mighty river of public opinion and voting trends, flowing from the confluence of talk radio, cable news and the internet; it is Rush Limbaugh, Fox News and Heritage.org writ large; it is, indeed, the awakening of the sleeping giant . It is the message of conservatism gone viral; it is a longing to return to constitutional principles that is sweeping that portion of the populace that reveres and believes in the documents that are the foundation of this great country.
The Tea Party Movement empowers people who wish to halt the fundamental change being wrought upon this nation. Fundamental change? Why would any person who believes in the sanctity of human life and liberty want to fundamentally change a nation that has done more good for more people than any country in the history of the world?
Because of these things: the internet, talk radio, Fox News and Tea Party rallies, the silent majority now has a voice and feels empowered to push back. Worse for the left, it appears that we dont merely wish to keep the statists in check we mean to make fundamental changes to our government by disabusing it of the insane "entitlement-as-a-right" atmosphere that has pervaded Washington since the sixties.
And so, for the march to Marxism to continue, we must be stopped.
A seed was planted back in the 90s, when Bill Clinton tried to lay the impetus for Oklahoma City bombing at the feet of Rush Limbaugh, a seed which has been fertilized and watered by Democrats, the mainstream media and the Left countless times over the years.
It was nurtured again last week by Mayor Bloomberg, whose first instinct was that the as-yet-unidentified Times Square bomber was someone who was unhappy with the recently-passed health care legislation - code words for a disgruntled Tea Partier.
Then a few days ago at a graduation ceremony, President Obama said, Meanwhile, youre coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which dont rank all that high on the truth meter...[snip]...Information becomes a distraction, a diversion...
Information a distraction?
These are not isolated events; these are puzzle pieces which the Left hopes to fit together, and I can guarantee you that we will not like the picture that emerges after it is assembled...
This is a portion of the essay. The rest can be found at http://www.teapartysi.com/2010/05/free-speech-in-crosshairs.html
Obama’s vision of America is a recreation of East Germany with total state control of the media. I have several short wave radios and before 2012 expect to be getting the truth only from overseas broadcasts from beyond the Obama Curtain.
Response: Not Free Speech in general, but Conservative speech.
We have until November. If we do not prevail and stop the trend, our freedom of speech will be from the barrel of a gun.
Yes. In light of today, suffacating.