Crushing free speech through government intimidation and lawsuits is what Barack Obama’s campaign is trying to do those who dare to bring up ACORN and voter fraud issues.
Fort Worth, TX (WiredPRNews.com)— In a move that should scare everyone, attorney Robert Bauer with Obama for America asked the Department of Justice to start an investigation into statements made by Sarah Palin, John McCain and campaign surrogates.
An October 20, 2008 article by Amanda Carpenter that appeared at Townhall.com shows the seven-page letter that Bauer sent to Attorney General Robert Mukasey asking that the DOJ infringe on the first amendment rights of those who have spoken out against ACORN’s fraudulent voter registrations.
The well-publicized stories about illegitimate voter registrations in Ohio, Nevada and several other states have prompted increased of scrutiny of ACORN’s methods to register voters. After state election raided ACORN’s Las Vegas, Nevada office, they discovered fraudulent voter registration cards that had the names of the starting line up of the Dallas Cowboys.
Similar attacks upon free speech, sponsored by democrats, have happened in the past. In the 2004 presidential election, the Kerry/Edwards campaign threatened 20 television stations if they aired a controversial ad produced by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
The attempt to revive the misnamed ‘Fairness Doctrine’ is another example of their anti-free speech tactics. Cloaked under the name ‘Media Reform Ownership Act,’ or MORA, House Bill 3302 sponsored by Maurice Hinchey of New York (D-NY) would mandate that government monitor broadcast media channels to determine the level of fairness, diversity and competition.
Of course, there is plenty of diversity and competition in the media but that’s not what this bill is about. The effect of this Stalinist legislation would be to silence talk radio, which is overwhelmingly conservative. After this, the Internet will certainly be regulated along with broadcast TV, creating a state-run media system similar to communist China’s.