thing that has always distinguished America is the enthusiasm with which its
citizens have organized around issues they believe in. Alexis de Tocqueville
observed this more than 175 years ago, ďIn no country in the world,Ē De
Tocqueville wrote, ďhas the principle of association been more successfully
used or applied to a greater multitude of objects than in America.Ē
Recent events, however, suggest that this
principle is under serious threat ó not only from some left-wing groups, which
have resorted to intimidation to grind their critics into submission, but by
an administration that has used the tools of government to do the same.
These things are not only unbecoming of a
sitting president, they threaten the very character of our nation. Thatís why
itís time for Americans to recognize this threat for what it is, unite around
the First Amendment and fight back. Some principles in American life are
non-negotiable. The inviolability of Americansí right to free speech is
one of them.
The Obama administrationís
most prominent effort to limit speech is the so-called DISCLOSE Act, a bill
that grew out of the presidentís public, and unseemly, rebuke of the Supreme
Court in early 2010. This proposed law, an attempt to get around the courtís
decision in Citizens United, would compel grass-roots groups to disclose the
names of their supporters.
Dozens of tea party-affiliated groups across
the country learned earlier this year what it was like to draw the attention
of the speech police when they received a lengthy questionnaire from the
Internal Revenue Service, demanding attendance lists, meeting transcripts and
As the leader of one organization described
it: ď[Groups like ours] either drown Ö in unnecessary paper work Ö or you
survive, and give them everything they want, only to be hung.Ē
In addition, the head of one national
advocacy group has released documents showing that a staunch critic on the
left, who is also a co-chairman of President Barack Obamaís reelection
committee, had obtained his groupís confidential IRS information. The only way
it could have been made public, the groupís director said, is if someone from
inside the IRS had leaked it.
But the administrationís troubling view of
free speech was perhaps best summed up just this week, when Obamaís top
political adviser said that if the president is reelected in November, a top
priority could be a constitutional amendment to change the First Amendment.
The courts have said Congress doesnít have
the authority to muzzle political speech. So the president plans to silence
his opponents by amending the First Amendment itself. Now, this is radicalism.
No individual or group in this country
should have to face harassment or intimidation, or incur crippling expenses,
defending themselves against their own government, simply because that
government doesnít like the message theyíre advocating.
If you canít convince people of the wisdom
of your policies, then you should come up with better arguments. But, sadly, a
growing number of people on the left, and now in the government itself, appear
to have concluded that they canít win on the merits. So theyíve resorted to
bullying and intimidation. The potential consequences are grave.
Itís hard to imagine a more broadly accepted
and celebrated proposition in America today than the fact that, as Americans,
we are free to speak our minds openly, without fear of punishment or reprisal
from government authorities. But for U.S. politicians, it is a temptation
always to be resisted. Because if all political speech isnít protected, none
If we canít expect the president himself to
do so, who can we?
A great freedom is at stake. It affects us
all. Thatís why itís so important that Americans unite against these tactics,
wherever we see them.
Mitch McConnell is a Republican Senator serving the State of Kentucky.
Sen. McConnell is the Senate Republican Leader.
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castigate individual people of themselves as we castigate those "money changers"
who Jesus Christ chased out of His Father's House as the Bible Describes; for
they exist in these present times too.
Events are already rushing toward
that time in which this is beginning to happen and will become more fully
wide-spread. In these present times all you need to really do is look around
both your local and larger areas as to what is really on-going through.
Things so very little or miniscule that they are barely noticeable except to the
more informed observer may become apparent.
little things are the laws of the land, economics, politics, the degrading and
erosion of those rights and liberties afforded by the Constitution of these
United States of America and many other things such as the manner with which
entertainments have taken over much of the populace, entering into and becoming
a major focus in worship, and more.
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(of the many terms being used) that there are "holding areas" or "camps" or
"Closed/Fenced communities" being built by GOVERNMENT?
North America, especially in the United States of America, we must admit that
what Russia has come out of (a communistic, atheist country) we are entering
into. And one last thing that needs also to be understood... Something
very important to those of you who are "Catholic" in the Roman sense of its
jurisdiction.... And, we believe this also holds true for many who
are "Orthodox" whether "Eastern" or "Western"....
altering the Life and Teachings of
to accommodate the disease of Political
Jurisdiction (Latin Church = Vatican) of the Catholic Church)
breaking of - or failure and refusal to respect and abide by - the ancient
which leaves everything else open to God's gift of creativity... failure &
refusal to abide by and have respect for those who diligently protect one of the
other Pillars of the Church, the
but "Non-Denominational" also includes worshiping Satan's religion of
Islam by praying with them and other
such as 'Pentecostalism,'
any so-called church with "Community
in their nomenclature
and others who by their
false and misleading dogmas and doctrines
are actually against the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ upon whom and for
exacting reason we are called "Christian" in both spirit and truth from which
non-denominational protestant sectarian claimants have departed from as being
skilled spiritual father can help you!
cannot ride two horses or serve two masters for one of them will be harmed by
your thoughts, your very words and your actions which is to blaspheme the Holy
Ghost (Spirit) who will depart from you. And when the Holy Spirit departs,
the great deceiver (unbeknownst to you) will rush in to fill the void under
disguise of being the Holy Spirit! Testing of the Holy Spirit to insure it
is the Holy Spirit does not, for many a Sectarian Protestant and Roman, work
because the Great Deceiver (Satan) is most skilled in worming and snaking his
charms around your mind and heart to feign being the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Satan has the same gifts similar to the Holy Spirit but Satan's gifts
are UN-HOLY and lead all who accept him (unbeknownst to you) to perdition.