"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
--Joseph Stalin

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

GOP Senator: White House Encroaching on First Amendment (Cornyn on the Attack)

Will Malven

More kudos for my senator, John Cornyn!!!

It appears that Senator Cornyn is as outraged as are most of us that the White House is calling for their operatives to snitch on every e-mail and blog that they deem "fishy" or that attacks Obama (doesn't)Care "unfairly."

ABC News - The Note reports that Senator Cornyn sent a letter to the White House calling for the suspension of that spying activity, saying:
“I am not aware of any precedent for a President asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed ‘fishy’ or otherwise inimical to the White House’s political interests.”

“I can only imagine the level of justifiable outrage had your predecessor asked Americans to forward emails critical of his policies to the White House. I suspect that you would have been leading the charge in condemning such a program -- and I would have been at your side denouncing such heavy-handed government action.”

BAM! There it is folks, how's that for a "back in your face" Obama. No doubt at all what sort of hyperventilating by the MSM and Democrats had any Republican president, but especially President Bush 43, had created such a program.

Senator Cornyn ends his letter with a flourish by asking (quoting the article again)

"whether those who quote the president’s past statements -- such as his 2003 statement that he was a “proponent” of single-payer care -- qualifies as “disinformation.” He also asks what actions the White House would take against those engaging in “fishy” speech. [Emphasis added]

It is clear that at least one Republican Senator is concerned about Obama's desire to create an American version of the East German Stasi.

Hey Mr. President how about this?

5 U.S.C. § 552a,

United States agencies, including the Executive Office of the President shall:

“maintain no record describing how any individual exercises rights guaranteed by the First Amendment unless expressly authorized by statute or by the individual about whom the record is maintained or unless pertinent to and within the scope of an authorized law enforcement activity.”

Think maybe this entire program is a violation of the law, Mr. President? Can someone say "Impeachable offense?"

Setting Americans to spy upon each other, setting NGO's closely affiliated with the President and the Democrat Party to spy on the American people...this must be considered close to a high crime or misdemeanor.

This isn't some program intended for the protection of Americans from terrorists like President Bush's so-called spying, this is spying on the American people for political opportunism. Time to pull the plug on the Obama (mis)Administration before he declares martial law.

Thank you Senator Cornyn for watching our backs. Keep it up, you are regaining our confidence and support.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

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