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Chuck Norris: Freedom of speech slipping away

I’m always amazed when a Hollywood icon stands up for conservative values.  Few suspect any who earns his living in Tinseltown to be anything but a flaming liberal.

But here’s Chuck Norris on Townhall.com, refusing to acquiesce to the powers-that-be in one of the most liberal cities in the US.

Outlawing Opinion

It greatly alarms me that Americans’ constitutional right of freedom of speech is being squeezed out of our culture.

Several years ago, I watched then-“20/20” correspondent Diane Sawyer interview Saddam Hussein, who was dictator of Iraq at the time. She respectfully confronted him for the atrocities and executions he used as punishments for people who merely spoke out against him, his rule or his politics. Surprisingly naive of America’s constitutional basis, Saddam asked, “Well, what happens to those who speak against your president?” (He clearly was expecting that such speech was also a crime in the U.S. and punishable by law.) Shocked by his sheer ignorance of the U.S. — and somewhat at a loss for words herself — Diane quipped back in answering his question, “They host television talk shows!” Saddam’s facial expression revealed that he was totally confused by her answer.

Sounds so far-out, doesn’t it? Offensive speech being punishable by law? But it might not be that far off for America, especially if the course of free speech continues on its present track — a path of progressive restrictions, both from our government and our culture.

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Signs of hope in Hollywood!

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Bill of Rights | , , , | Leave a comment

1st Gitmo Terrorist to Be Tried in US

Obama’s administration is thumbing its nose at lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats, who this week voted to block funding for the President’s plan to shut down the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by charging ahead to try a notorious terrorist in New York.

Democrats largely supported Obama’s decision to close the prison until it became clear the President’s plan involved bringing the murderous villains to the lawmakers’ own backyard. Suddenly, the idea didn’t seem so sound. The liberal lawmakers who previously praised the president’s plan voted not to fund the transfer earlier this week.

But the Constitution hasn’t stopped the President from enacting his radical agenda of societal reconstruction and he won’t let lawmakers concerned with housing international terrorists among their constituents stop his plan to bring the criminals home.

I have to go to work now, but update later to continue this rant.

Obama to Try Terror Suspect in NYC, First Gitmo Detainee Brought to U.S.

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is pressing ahead with its plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, deciding to put a “high value” detainee on trial in New York City despite resistance from some in Congress.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced early Thursday that Ahmed Ghailani will be sent to New York City for trial, which would make him the first Guantanamo detainee brought to the U.S. and the first to face trial in a civilian criminal court.

May 21, 2009 Posted by | War on Terror | , , , , , | Leave a comment