American Fascism = Tea Party Republicans.
The American Reich… Indeed.
Disgraced Former Colonel Alan West, now disgraceful Congressman from Palm Beach, Florida is calling for censorship.
This disgrace thinks that American News outlets which published WikiLeaks should be censored!
Since most Tea Baggers skip reading the Constitution except for the Second Amendment – it probably sailed right over West’s pinhead as to why, in America (at least until these morons get control)…
The Founding Father’s considered that a bad idea.
WEST: There are different means by which you can be attacked. I mean it doesnt have to be a bomb or an airplane flying into a building. It doesn’t have to be a shooting. It can be through cyber attacks, it could be through leaking of very sensitive classified information. Regardless of whether you think it causes any harm, the fact that here is an individual that is not an American citizen first and foremost, for whatever reason gotten his hands on classified American material and put it out there in the public domain. And I think that we also should be censoring the American news agencies which enabled him to do this and also supported him and applauding him for the efforts. So that’s kind of aiding and abetting of a serious crime.
I have one question…Why isn’t this POS in jail? Putting him in office is analogous to electing Heinrich Himmler to Chancellor of Cultural Affairs for Germany after WWII…
Instead of trying, convicting, and executing him.
At least Himmler had the balls to kill himself.
And no – I don’t support WikiLeaks, or what they have done.
Really bad when your Tea Witch doesn’t know the Constitution she quotes…
This debate was at a Law School.
Check out the laughter from the audience when O’Donnell asks “Where in the Constitution does it mention the Seperation of Church and State”.
Talk about “Dumbing Down America”
Here is a video of the moron who brought an assault rifle to a Town Hall Meeting attended by President Obama. This was a publicity stunt, coordinated with local police.
What is being missed here, is several Laws which have to do with the President. The first is – wherever the President is, is Federal Land temporarily during his presence. This is done such that the Federal Protective Services and the Secret Service have jurisdiction, and the authority to operate in the State. It also gives them precedence over State authorities in a protective zone around the President.
As such, the applicable law here is Federal… Not State.
The Secret Service is perfectly within the Law to arrest and lock up the bozos, and try them for violations of Federal Law.
The second group of laws allows the Secret Service to establish “Free Speech Zones” around the President. This was done extensively during the Bushit Administration to hide and suppress protesters. Now, there is a lot of argument about the Constitutionality of such, especially if it is utilized as the Bushit Administration did to suppress political opponents rights to Free Speech. And I agree, the sort of suppression of Free Speech done during the Bushit Administration more closely resembled a Fascist or Communist dictatorial regime than American ideals.
BUT… A valid argument can also be made that when a person brings a gun to a Public Meeting, that such is an actual threat against the Free Speech of people who disagree with them. A cornerstone of Law Enforcement Authority in this country is the implied threat of an Officer carrying a weapon. As such, a protester carrying a loaded gun to a Town Hall style meeting of opposing viewpoints is inherently doing so to suppress the Free Speech Rights of those speaking out against that person’s position.
As such, serving the Constitutional guarantee of Free Speech would be either arresting and charging these bozos illegally carrying guns under Federal Law, or locking them away in “Free Speech Zones” out of possible range of physically threatening or harming other protesters.
Unarmed protesters should be allowed to yell at each other to their heart’s content, and should not be subject to cloister or suppression by placing them in isolated Free Speech Zones as the Bushit Administration did.