When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.– Anonymous
Here come Michelle Obama’s food marketing police
Big Mommy Michelle Obama launched her childhood obesity campaign in February byÂ dragging her daughters’ BMIs into the public spotlight and carrying water for theÂ SEIU’s legislative agenda. What’s next? Aggressive government pressure on, and policing of, food advertisers.Â Here they come/Michelle Malkin
Next Up on Obama Chopping Block: Free Speech SCOTUS PICK CENSORSHIP ADVOCATE promoting an “illegitimate attempt to use ‘censorship to control thought.'”
Fascism in action. Watch him choke on his words. Fascinating to witness free countries fall under the spell of a would-be dictator. If your blood doesn’t run cold after viewing this video and reading this post, you’re already dead.
This convergence of evil is no accident. Last week I reported:Â Obama Puts the Web Under Fed Control. A federal appeals court ruled last month that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to regulate the Internet. So last week the Obama Administration chose to “reclassify” the Internet so that it can regulate the Web anyway.
Now this. Any Senator who votes to confirm this freak is an enemy of the people.
The man has some gall.
Barack ObamaÂ lectured (fellow) socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero of Spain today on reining in the country’s debt. This comes from the same man who justtripled the US national deficit in less than one year. Gateway has more>>
“Breathtaking Changes” Coming!
(CNSNews.com) – Solicitor General Elena Kagan, nominated Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama, told that court in September that CongressÂ could constitutionallyÂ prohibit corporations from engaging inÂ political speech such as publishing pamphlets that advocate the election or defeat of a candidate for federal office.
More Catholic than the pope?
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Kagan’sÂ argument that the government could prohibit political speech by corporations was rejected by a 5-4Â majority of the Supreme Court in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion in that case, and in a scathing concurrence Chief Justice John Roberts took direct aim at Kagan’s argument that the government could ban political pamphlets.
“The Government urges us in this case to uphold a direct prohibition on political speech. It asks us to embrace a theory of the First Amendment that would allow censorship not only of television and radio broadcasts, but of pamphlets, posters, the Internet, and virtually any other medium that corporations and unions might find useful in expressing their views on matters of public concern,” wrote Roberts. “Its theory, if accepted, would empower the Government to prohibit newspapers from running editorials or opinion pieces supporting or opposing candidates for office, so long as the newspapers were owned by corporationsâ€”as the major ones are. First Amendment rights could be confined to individuals, subverting the vibrant public discourse that is at the foundation of our democracy.”
Justice Kennedy described the law Kagan hadÂ defended as an illegitimate attempt to use “censorship to control thought.”
“When Government seeks to use its full power, including the criminal law, to command whereÂ a personÂ may get his or herÂ informationÂ or what distrusted source he or she may not hear, it uses censorship to control thought,” Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion. “This is unlawful. The First Amendment confirms the freedom to think for ourselves.”
In March 2009, six months before Kagan toldÂ the courtÂ thatÂ the government could bar corporations from publishing political pamphlets,Â her deputy solicitor general,Â Malcolm Stewart, had gone further, tellingÂ the courtÂ the Constitution authorized Congress to prohibit corporations from publishing full-lengthÂ books that included passages advocating the election or defeat of a candidate for federal office.