This is utterly crazy – and more than borderline an attack on our Constitution by our own government.
“The State Department began a three-day, closed-door meeting Monday to talk about U.S. free speech rules with representatives from numerous Islamic governments that have lobbied for 12 years to end U.S. citizens’ ability to speak freely about Islam’s history and obligations.”
Newsflash for the Obama government: The US doesn’t HAVE “Free speech rules;” we have a Constitution that is the foundation for the Rule of Law in America, and at the very bottom of that foundation is the First Amendment – that CANNOT be overturned. Free speech is NOT subject to “rules.”
Those who are still coming to-grips with the fact that the Left HATES free speech may now have to accept this fact. The Left IS totalitarian, root and branch, and must be dealt-with as such. The Left IS an existential enemy of the United States of America.
For official representatives of the American government even to ATTEND a meeting the fundamental purpose of which is the restriction of speech is absolutely, appallingly incredible. For the American State Department to HOST a meeting to limit free speech is more un-American than anything else I can think of. And to make it a closed-door meeting?!?! Are you KIDDING ME?
Imagine if Bush or Reagan had tried this. Imagine if Brezhnev tried this – to host a meeting on Free Speech in America…
This is pretty easy stuff:
“Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech…”
1. The American government CANNOT restrict speech.
2. For ANY representative of the American government even to ATTEND a meeting where speech restriction is under discussion is absurd. For them to attend such a meeting in their professional capacity, while being paid a salary by We the People, certainly sounds like a violation of the First Amendment in spirit if not in fact, and should NOT be countenanced.
3. The Founders understood that at some point in time the government might try to overthrow the FIRST Amendment – which is FIRST for a REASON… this is why the same Founders gave us the SECOND Amendment, which is SECOND for the same reason: Free speech is, above all else, the indicator of a free people, and a free people WILL defend free speech with deadly force.
4. If ANY rule/law/regulation regarding speech limitation comes from these meetings (and why else would our government attend?), or even is SUBMITTED to Congress or one of Obama’s czars, the government MUST be overthrown IMMEDIATELY.
5. Millions of people in the United States, myself included, have taken the oath to serve in our military. That oath is NOT to defend the Congress, NOT to defend the President; it is to “defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.” ANY American government official seriously considering limitations on the free speech of Americans is, by definition, a domestic enemy of the Constitution and must summarily be removed from office. This is the ONLY Constitutional role of the US Military. If the US Military does NOT seek-out and REMOVE those in violation of the First Amendment, why are we paying their salaries? I have no interest in employing a bunch of warriors who only want to defend OTHER nations – defend ours or go work elsewhere.