Obama & Dems to Muzzle Bloggers

We knew this was coming….

The populist awakening and uprising going on in America, epitomized but not limited to the TEA Party movement, are informed and empowered by the Internet, including blogs like Fellowship of the Minds. As the old media of newspapers, magazines, and network TV news become obsolescent and go belly-up, they are rapidly being replaced by this new communication medium. 

But all anti-people power-mad governments — including the Punk in the White House and his Demonrats in Congress — simply cannot tolerate the knowledge and awareness of the new media, and our scrutiny and criticisms.

Now, the enemies of FREEDOM mean to muzzle bloggers (but not the established traditional media) via a bland-sounding bill — the Disclosure Act, H.R. 5175. Fire off those phonecalls, faxes, and e-mails to your “representatives” in Congress. Tell them if they pass H.R. 5175, they have declared war on the American people.

God bless Congressman Tom Price, a good guy! 

A big h/t to beloved Fellowship members May, Tina, & Anon!

~Eowyn

Bloggers Beware – They’re Coming After You!

by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA)

Just when you thought it was safe to start expressing your right to free speech, Democrats in Congress are gearing up for a vote on a new piece of legislation to blatantly undermine the First Amendment. Known as the DISCLOSE Act (HR 5175), this bill – written by the head of the Democrats’ congressional campaign committee – is their response to the recent Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In short, the Supreme Court found that the government could not restrict the free speech rights of individuals or other entities wishing to participate in the political dialogue.

It is hard to see how establishing a level playing field for free speech – as our Founding Fathers did by making it a right under the Constitution and which the Supreme Court upheld – is a threat to our democracy. Nevertheless, the White House and their allies on Capitol Hill see honest criticism as a threat to forcing their big government, liberal agenda through Congress. So, there is no time like the present – namely five months before an election – to start putting the muzzle on those individuals and organizations not sticking to the Democrats’ talking points.

Under the DISCLOSE Act, certain incorporated entities would be restricted in how they can exercise their free speech rights. There is an exemption for some in the media sphere like newspapers, TV news, and the like. However, there is one driving force in today’s public debate that is NOT exempt. Bloggers will not have the same exemption provided to other media sources. Never mind that the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Citizens United case stated, “Differential treatment of media corporations and other corporations cannot be squared with the First Amendment.”

For many bloggers to exercise their free speech rights, they would have to jump through the same onerous new hoops as many businesses, nonprofit groups, and even such threats to democracy as your local chamber of commerce. If this sounds like an absurd overreach by one party in power, I invite you to take a look at their government takeover of health care, taxpayer-funded bailouts, and general hostility to private sector economic growth. 

The Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats have not racked up a stellar record of transparency and openness. For a White House that touted its willingness to engage critics openly in hopes of staving off greater partisan rancor, Obama’s team has endorsed backroom deal-making, special giveaways to garner support for their agenda, and a closed-door decision-making process that has the American people more fed up with Washington. Now, under their brand of leadership, they stand ready to stifle free speech via legislative fiat.

Democrats should not be allowed to give themselves carte blanche to shut down the ability of those in the blogosphere or elsewhere to participate in our nation’s collective dialogue. That flies in the face of our most sacred rights as American citizens.

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5 responses to “Obama & Dems to Muzzle Bloggers

  1. Well this is no surprise…just doing what a good commie should be doing. Hugo would be so proud.

    And those on the left were worried about the Patriot Act? You ain’t seen nothing yet if this passes…

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  2. I say we go Honduran Style-I’ve had it,we have exhausted just about every other avenue,November is too far away at the rate of speed these communist bastards are moving,and I don’t think we know the half of it!

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  3. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion and diversity are only allowed from a left/libtard point of view or they’re “racist” and “fascist,” you know? (Can’t have things like equality before the law, or rule of law even, muddying things up… next thing you know racial groups and classes leftists hate will get an even break and a Republican will get elected in 2012!)

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  4. HEY WE’RE STILL BLOGGING SO IT AIN’T HAPPENED YET! DOWN WITH THE TYRANT! FREE THE PEOPLES!

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  5. Have just come across this site, and glad I did. Came to it from a poster over @ ‘Expose Obama’, where I post regularly. Fascinating read on the “hidden Obama past”, as I had only bits and pieces, but can definitely see that Obama is quite busy, using Holder-DOJ, etal. to stamp OUT any and all stories from being exposed. Thus, today, Holder is sueing Az. Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Good, let the sheriff expose MORE on Obama, as they try this ‘trumped up suit against him’. He is NOT backing down on his investigation of Obama’s hidden past, but of course the LapDog Media is covering for Obama as usual, so the results don’t get aired-except on Fox.
    Worried of late though about Fox, as they have been trying to hire liberals- Jesse Jacksons’ daughter, Jehud Green(of Acorn fame)and an Obama cheerleader, and a few others. They gathered a large audience because they were NOT like the liberal leftist media, but now…..not sure why they’re doing this. Anyway shall be back here again. I wish the info on Obama would be sent to ALL liberal outlets to see just Who might have the integrity and honesty as journalists/reporters to use it. Has anyone else here, been wondering as I have, about WHY Obama has lost sooo much weight lately? They are claiming it’s a stomach parasite he got in Hawaii, but in today’s world of medicine…..why, wouldn’t That have been cured????
    Any thoughts out there?

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