None of us wants lies and propaganda deliberately thrown about in the public arena. Libel and slander laws have their place, even if they’re sometimes used as a club to harass people who say things others don’t like.
But President Barack Obama’s regulatory czar Cass Sunstein (arguably one of the nuttiest of all the ultra-Left nuts Obama has installed in our government) apparently wants to make “sometimes” become “all times” and reserve that club for use by Leftists against anyone who dares tell the truth about Leftists like his boss and him.
Websites should be obliged to remove “false rumors” while libel laws should be altered to make it easier to sue for spreading such “rumors,” argued Cass Sunstein, Obama’s regulatory czar.
In his recently released book, “On Rumors,” Sunstein specifically cited as a primary example of “absurd” and “hateful” remarks, reports by “right-wing websites” alleging an association between President Obama and Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers.
Yes, it would be absurd for a U.S. senator and presidential candidate to have a history with a flaming Marxist, domestic terrorist and anarchist like Bill Ayers whose group bombed the U.S. Capitol and many other buildings, also believes we should abolish prisons, push homosexuality in public schools, and still rails against capitalism.
It would be absurd…if it weren’t completely true.
While Sunstein may be an ultra-Left wacko, I cannot believe he’s stupid. And if he’s not stupid, he knows quite well of Obama’s association with terrorist Bill Ayers.
And if he knows it’s true while claiming people who talk about it are lying, then he is for silencing anyone who tells the truth about radicals like his boss and himself.
And as a man who would openly display such contempt for the First Amendment freedoms of Americans who disagree with him, he has no business working in the government of a free people.
I hear Kim Jong-Il may have some openings in his propaganda and secret police organizations, however…
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