Thursday, August 6, 2009

Is This Shocking?

I have pasted below words from The American Center For Law and Justice concerning a "strike at the heart of the first amendment." Please read it. I heard a news journalist this morning (not on a major network) say that this is the first time in American history that this kind of threat has come from a president to the citizens.

I'm writing you with urgency. There's a very troubling development underway in Washington - a bold attack on your free speech rights directly from the Obama Administration.

A recent White House blog written by the White House Director of New Media states that ''there is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there'' both on the web and floating around in chain emails.

The blog continues, ''since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to''

This is absurd! In a nutshell, the White House is asking Americans to report on their neighbors, family, and friends who disagree with the President's policy choices on health care.

This new White House reporting program strikes at the heart of the First Amendment and has no place in this important debate about health care.

Make no mistake, this outrageous attack on free speech is designed to stifle public debate about the health care issue - including growing concerns from Americans opposed to making abortion services mandatory health benefits.

Americans have the constitutional right to express their opinion and concerns about health care. This wrong move by the Obama Administration is nothing more than a blatant attempt to intimidate those who have legitimate concerns about the health care plan.


FancyHorse said...

Sounds very Big Brother-ish, doesn't it?

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Big Brother INDEED! (And shockingly bad behavior for ANY president, let alone one claiming to be a "gifted" politician!) I'm literally sick over these days in our nation . . . and so I pray without ceasing.

I SO ENJOYED your slide show down by the music box. What an uplifiting look at your family. I'm blessed!