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Is Free Speech Endangered In America?
Power Line, by John Hinderaker

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/27/2014 4:15:36 AM

Mark Steyn believes (this is my characterization, not his) that he is engaged in an Armageddon of sorts; that free speech in America is under serious attack; and that the future of our mostly-free society hangs in the balance. Many consider such fears overblown. At the same time, there has always been some question about how committed most Americans really are to free speech. That skepticism got a boost from this Rasmussen Reports survey. Rasmussen asked the question: “Should the government be allowed to review political ads and candidates’ campaign comments for their accuracy and punish those that it decides

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: OhMy, 4/27/2014 4:58:12 AM     (No. 9826297)

Just try and imagine the Holder justice department censoring the Obama Campaign for the ad saying that Romney caused a fatal cancer death because of his management of Bain Capitol which lead to a mans unemployment many years ago. Today we have Harry Reid telling us there is no truth to any of the stories of people loosing health insurance because of Obamacare! If these things can stand how can any facts and truth be established in a politicized government agency? If the IRS is politicized so will the government decision making on Free Speech. Everybody knows pornography when they see it but nothing can be officially tagged as porn in a political environment! There will be hacks appointed to make reliable decisions that fly in the face of reality but will be the decision that stands officially.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/27/2014 5:16:51 AM     (No. 9826306)

It´s obvious that demonrats need to be censored, that´s for sure.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 4/27/2014 5:38:26 AM     (No. 9826319)

This censorship might work if applied in the right way. Unfortunately I have no idea what that "right way" might be.

Look at Bundy. He called the welfare system a form of slavery and just look at the verbal beating he is taking. Yet I agree with him. Welfare is a form of slavery. Now prove that I am lying.

Bundy´s free speech is being attacked. So, yes, free speech is being endangered by those who disagree.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: FunOne, 4/27/2014 8:48:36 AM     (No. 9826471)

Like "freedom of choice" really doesn´t mean freedom to choose either option, "Free Speech" is now a mechanism to silence those who speak out against liberal thinking.

Case in point: Almost all institutions of higher learning have designated places called "free speech zones". I take that to mean that the constitution does not apply at other locations on campus.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: craige, 4/27/2014 9:55:33 AM     (No. 9826557)

McCain Feingold (2002)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FLCracker, 4/27/2014 5:02:14 PM     (No. 9826987)

Yeah.

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