Skip to comments.Ann Coulter banned in New Jersey?
Posted on 06/13/2006 6:12:39 AM PDT by radar101
Best-sellers were once made by being banned in Boston.
Now a pair of New Jersey state legislators are trying to ban a book already atop the best-sellers list.
Once again, the book stirring all the controversy is Ann Coulter's "Godless: The Church of Liberalism."
Two Democrats Assemblywomen Joan Quigley and Linda Stender are pushing to ban "Godless" from all bookstores in their state because of Coulter's biting criticism of four 9-11 widows known as "the Jersey Girls," who demanded investigations into President Bush's role in allowing the terrorist attacks.
No one in New Jersey should buy this book and allow Ann Coulter to profit from her hate-mongering," the two said in a joint statement. "We are asking New Jersey retailers statewide to stand with us and express their outrage by refusing to carry or sell copies of Coulter's book. Her hate-filled attacks on our 9-11 widows has no place on New Jersey bookshelves."
In her new book, the WND columnist argues that while many Americans are outraged by liberal hostility to traditional religion, to focus solely on the Left's attacks on Judeo-Christian tradition is to miss a larger point: Liberalism is a religion a godless one.
"Liberals love to boast that they are not 'religious,' which is what one would expect to hear from the state-sanctioned religion," she writes.
"Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe. In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as 'religion.'"
Chapter headings in Coulter's "Godless" include "On the Seventh Day, God Rested and Liberals Schemed" and "Liberals' Doctrine of Infallibility: Sobbing Hysterical Women" and "The Holiest Sacrament: Abortion."
Coulter is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: "How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)," "Treason," "Slander," and "High Crimes and Misdemeanors."
Most of the criticism of Coulter is focused on comments in her book about four 9-11 widows using the deaths of their husbands to push a political cause.
Coulter is the first publicly to take on the New Jersey widows who pushed for an independent commission to investigate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The women also backed Democrat John Kerry's presidential candidacy in 2004.
"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much," Coulter writes in "Godless."
Is she ever getting the publicity. I'd better buy a few more copies. Perhaps she'll be on trial like Orianna Fallaci?
The Ann Coulter Band! Sounds better that that other nutcase from New Jersey.............Bruce Springbroke......
The brown shirts are alive and well in the democrat party.
Why don't those two New Jersey Nazi's organize a book burning ?
Book banning liberals?
Next thing you know they are going to pass laws requiring women to wear bras.
Does the 1st Admendment have to be changed to suit only the Libs?
RAT/Lib/Socialist Party -- The party of tolerance -- NOT!!
Do/Think/Say as we tell you -- or else..................
Just another example of the party of tolerance, rule of law, and understanding.
They're despicable hatefilled harpies who have been exploited by the MSM precisely because they are willing to misrepresent the truth to please their masters in the dem party.
The right always takes the rap that it bans/burns books but in truth it is nearly always the left that atually does so.
It appears the New Jersey Nazi Party is alive and well....
And the Nazis are always identified as 'right wing', despite the fact that the word 'Nazi' is a contraction of 'National Socialist'. I've always found that rather amusing ...
". . . has no place on New Jersey bookshelves."
. . . they said after viewing the new Michael Moore movie.
I understand, OldFriend! Certainly no apologies are warranted to me, as I am down here in the People's Democratic State of Maryland. At least I am in the 'reddest' county in this depressingly 'blue' state. Small consolation.
Indeed--Henry Kissinger observed that the Left is guilty of that which it accuses the Right of perpetuating (or words to that effect).
First we ban the books, then we can burn them! More marshmellows. </sarc>
If I sent it to the publisher do you think I could get it autographed.
It saddens me that duly-elected representatives would be so ignorant of the First Amendment of the Constitution!
It's a couple a--hole publicity seeking politicians embarrassing themselves and the state. 99.99999% of New Jerseyan's have nothing to do with this.
My prediction - Coulter's book will do very well in New Jersey. Most people will see this book banning for the pathetic political joke it is and publicity will boost sales in the Garden State.
Because if they light a match someone might GASP think they are smokers.
They accurately represent the rampant ignorance of the people who voted them into office. They weren't elected by mistake. A majority of the voters saw these two aged c(censored)s' statist attitudes reflected their own. Fascism is alive and well in NJ.
The libs need to be attacked in a direct fashion. An even more direct strategy is to confront the libs regarding their hate driven prejudicial stereotyping. There is nothing intellectually honest about the libs protestations.
Their hate -affair with GWB is illustrative. Even an incurably incompetent GWB would have stumbled by chance onto some correct actions. But the perverse hate spewing left can never acknowledge even the most modest of intelligent human traits to someone they have worked so hard at demonizing and de-humanizing.
It is truly a terrifying display of raw hatred that we are witnessing. It is not rational. It is at it's root...pathological. It is precisely the kind of hatred that spawns murder and genocide. It is a hatred brewed up inside of a person intended to alleviate a deep inner ache. A dark inner wound. And once this hatred finds it's target it will not yield to logic or reason. It will relentlessly pursue it's target and revel in it's merciless and brutal destruction.
Perhaps that's the deep root of kinship the libs and Islamonazis share. Lets face it, there is some kind of chemistry there. It may not have been love at first sight but I can see those two groups enjoying one big night of unified bawdy celebration at the news of GWB's demise.
GWB is the personification of everything hated in our post-modern world. He is a traditionalist. He is a man. He is a Christian. He is a Texan. He is a capitalist. And he is unapologetic.
Ultimately that is all that matters. He is guilty by design as are all of us who share any of those characteristics. GWB presents the perfect storm of personal qualities that makes him unworthy of not only the presidency, but life it's self. He pushes the nuclear destruct buttons of the liberal mind simply by speaking, by breathing, by being. He and his kind cannot and will not be tolerated by the tolerance set.
It is only through his destruction that they can affirm their humanity.
So to argue or debate these people on this or that issue is to honor their motivations and respect their intentions far more than they deserve. They have no intention of entering into a partnership of equals resulting in shared values and compromise. We are the enemy and their very lives depend on our defeat. Not the defeat of Islamonazis. Not the defeat of poverty, crime, racism, intolerance and ignorance.
In the simplistic hate filled mind of the modern lib all the ills of the world will suddenly dissolve when men and women like GWB cease to exists or at the very least are exiled to the back of life's bus. Placed as far from the controls as is necessary to insure we have no influence. And if we don't learn and accept our place, force will be quick and severe.
So Ann is the spear. She is placing a dagger directly in the heart of the demon by speaking the truth. And the demon is gnashing and thrashing about while the pretty frail blonde girl unflinchingly stares into the bowels of Hell. Reminds me of that scene from the exorcist. All the demons hysterically screaming and threatening and wailing...cause they know they've been found out and they've met their match.
How did we get Lautenberg for Senator.
Your confidence in the people in this is definitely misguided.
The Libs can sure dish it out, but they can't take it. Double standard.
"Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD." -Proverbs 20:10
"I would love to see a sitcom (SNL?) where a person goes into a bookstore and is not allowed to buy "Godless." However, on the table, are books on how to have anal sex with 20 partners in a night, how to commit suicide, why the US is evil and must die, how Christianity is evil and must die, etc."
Yeah, like SNL would be so "liberal" and "tolerant" as to show something like that.
Only time will tell if we are able to rid ourselves of the America hating Menendez.
We do have some wonderful congress-critters tho.
Our supreme court is akin to the sopranos! Pathetic.
The suggestion or attempt by New Jersey to ban Ann's book may very well be a precursor of what to expect if the Democrats take over the Congress. Democrats are leftist socialist revolutionaries so that would be no surprise.
The four Jersey Girls became millionaires as a result of their husband's deaths. They have chosen to become activists as though they were representing all widows and widowers as a result of 9/11. They are fair game in the political area. Going around stinking up the country with their unsubstantiated claims and charges against the current administration just serves to demonstrate their ignorance of the political process and their disdain for other victims of 9/11 who disagree with their assessments, IMHO.
Maybe New Jersey will also ban "Mary has two Mommies" kind of books, too.
I am confused by the lack of detail in the article. In what way are the two legislators attempting to ban Ann Coulter's book?
First off I do have faith in many New Jerseyan's, not all.
I also realize that in all the cases you mentioned, over 45% of New Jerseyan's voted AGAINST those people.
I think you are too quick to paint the population of New Jersey with a broad brush.
In the case of the Coulter book, most people could care less what she said. Of those that do care, there will be some who over-react but there will be many on the right and some on the left who will defend her right to say it.
Quigley and Stender are just publicity hounds and except for a few reactionaries who agree with their actions, the vast majority of New Jerseyan's, Republican, Democrat or Independent could care less about this issue.
This is not the people of New Jersey against Ann Coulter. It's a "handful of reactionaries and political grandstanders who just happen to live in New Jersey" against Ann Coulter.
They overwhelmingly carry Newark, Trenton, and Camden?
Has Ward Churchill been to Princeton and did he get a standing ovation?
Could someone explain to World Nut Daily the distinction between "ban" and "boycott"
Bon't expect reason or evidence from the believers in the religion of Coulterism
There's a chill wind blowing...
Good taste was first banned in Jersey in 1973.
Read post #23 by Publius, who has it right. When the government attempts to restrict sales, then that is the only proper definition of censorship [and censorship is not the 100% bogeyman that it's made out to be by liberals; some things--like obscenity--need prior restraint).
Example: Fans who choose not to buy Dixie Chicks' CDs or concert tickets is NOT an example of censorship (banning). It simply shows a market-savvy public at-large.
Likewise, if individual radio stations or corporate chains of radio stations choose not to play the Dixie Chicks, that is NOT censorship/banning; that is the free market at work.
However, if you have government officials come along and tell radio stations NOT to air the Dixie Chicks, then THAT would be weighted more as an attempt to ban rather than merely boycott.
Distinction between ban and boycott: If the Jersey pols were appealing to potential buyer-readers, then that is weighted more toward a boycott. When the appeal by government officials is to retailers not to stock a certain item, then the appeal is weighted more toward a ban. Obviously, there is no attempt for a total ban here. I am merely talking on a continuum scale.