Friday, August 29, 2008

Obama Campaign Silencing Free Speech of Americans

Back in June, when the BC "Human Rights" Tribunal was front-page news, prosecuting Maclean's magazine and Mark Steyn, many Americans lent their moral support, but also added how relieved they were that their free speech was guaranteed.

I warned them not to ever take free speech for granted. Unbeknownst to me at the time I didn't realize how prescient my warning was. Fast forward just a few months and we learn that something very frightening is occurring in the United States.

A researcher named Stanley Kurtz is being attacked by Obama and his legions of unquestioning supporters. Why? Because Kurtz simply wanted to look at some documents at the University of Chicago. Please read about it for yourself here and here.

Then on Wednesday night, in the hours leading up to Kurtz's appearance on Milt Rosenberg's show on WGN Radio in Chicago, thousands of Obama thugs started hurling written and verbal venom at the station. You can listen to the radio program here.

If I were an American and a Democrat I'd be asking what on earth my candidate's campaign is doing try to silence what I thought was a guaranteed and fundamental freedom.


Anonymous said...

Canadians are obviously in deep trouble with our outrageous “Human Rights” commissions, but at least there is now some awareness and a foot forward with the public to muzzle this beast.

Americans do seem a little naive and comfortably complacent with their own “guaranteed” rights and freedoms of expression.

As an outsider, it appears to me that Americans are a little like a frog sitting in warm water as the temperature is incrementally increased. Obviously the US is leaps and bounds ahead of Canada with regards to the rights of the individual, but I would hesitate to go as far with those freedoms as many think they can go.

PelaLusa said...

Thank you for your comment. Your "frog in the warm water" metaphor is an interesting one. I can't dispute what you're saying.

But as someone who grew up in Canada in the 1960's and 70's, I have to wonder if Canadians are akin to boiled frogs. Now that the Charter of Rights & Freedoms is entrenched in our country I can't say that it has done the average Canadian a whole lot of good.

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