Skip to comments.Obama's Disdain for Democracy and Free Expression
Posted on 09/17/2012 2:47:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
It didn't begin with the attempt to censor Google and it will get worse if the President is re-elected.
Last week, we learned that the White House has been pressuring Google to censor a video about Muhammad because it has allegedly incited violence in Libya. Google refused, but the very request is a useful reminder of the President's disdain for the democratic process and the principles of free expression upon which it stands. It suggests that, even if his policies were not a catalogue of failure, giving him another term would constitute a clear and present danger to the republic. Time after time, given the choice between accepting the will of the people and clinging to his own agenda, he has chosen the latter. Again and again, given the choice between political expediency and freedom of speech, Obama has chosen the former.
Ironically, one of the most brazen examples of the President's propensity to ignore the wishes of the electorate occurred just recently at the Democratic National Convention. I refer, of course, to the infamous floor vote that resulted in the reinsertion of the words "God" and "Jerusalem" in the Democratic-party platform. Obama and his accomplices belatedly realized that the absence of those words would be a liability during the final weeks of the election season, so they ordered their hapless convention chair to remedy the problem. But a funny thing happened when Antonio Villaraigosa tried to nail down these two seemingly innocuous planks to the platform -- he couldn't get the Democrat delegates to cooperate.
We have all seen the video....
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Obama signs order outlining emergency Internet control
A new executive order addresses how the country deals with the Internet during natural disasters and security emergencies, but it also puts a lot of power in the government’s hands.
Top White House Official Says Obama Team ‘Controlled’ Media Coverage During Campaign
It has only gotten worse.
Of course, that's how it always goes. You start by tyrannizing others and it ends with you being tyrannized.
........”More recently, the administration’s fear of free expression resulted in the truly ridiculous “Attack Watch” site, which the Washington Post pronounced the “laughing stock” of the Internet. But the authoritarian impulse behind such efforts is not funny. Obama and his apparatchiks regard “small d” democracy as an obstacle that must be overcome in order to “fundamentally transform” the United States. Every time they are permitted to impose their agenda on the unwilling members of their own party, shove an unpopular program down the collective throat of the electorate or intimidate those with the temerity to disagree or even publish data and videos inconsistent with Obama’s policies, that obstacle erodes a little.”......
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