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Boozman to Obama: Stop it NOW!

Hat tip: ARRA News Service

Representative John Boozman, Arkansas’ only Republican lawmaker released the following statement yesterday.

Boozman Statement on White House Internet Monitoring

Washington, Aug 7

U.S. Representative John Boozman (R-AR) today issued the following statement regarding White House Internet Monitoring efforts:


“The Obama Administration has requested that e-mails and internet materials produced by private citizens that are critical of the President’s policies be reported to an e-mail address at the White House.


The White House website states:  “If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.”


American citizens should be free to criticize the policies of the President or any other elected official, including me, without fearing that the criticism will be policed and monitored by the government.


The First Amendment specifically protects speech, and our Constitutional rights must be protected when we use the internet.


I call on President Obama to disable this e-mail address and I ask that he stop soliciting this kind of surveillance on private citizens.”

No such press release was issued by Arkansas’ three Democratic Representatives or two Democratic Senators. I guess Marion Berry, Vic Snyder, Mike Ross, Blanche Lincoln, and Mark Pryor have no problem with our President soliciting American citizens to spy on their neighbors and inform government officials of any dissent to official White House policy.

You can help Rep. Boozman get his message across to Obama and The White House by clicking this link and email it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

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5 Comments »

  1. Mark Pryor is too busy with the C Street crowd to get involved about this issue. Higher power, more important things.

    The solicitation of GOP supporters to protest in FL Bush vs Gore recount (eight identified as employed by GOP legislators) could be seen as similar.

    Why is it surveillance to respond to opposition to legislation when you organizes groups to appear at town hall meetings to protest the same legislation. Both want the facts to be heard. Each side has their grass roots organizing to communicate with their followers.

    I found your site on alphainventions.com

    Comment by Pam | August 8, 2009 | Reply

    • Solicitation to protest is a completely different matter than solicitation to help the current administration gather names of dissenters. Such lists have ominous implications and with the power grab being made by this president and his past statements and actions, we have reasons to worry that his use of such a list will not comply with the ideals of a free society.

      Comment by John Allison, III | August 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. Some very interesting points raised here, which has got me thinking!

    Comment by ford explorer | August 8, 2009 | Reply

  3. Funny how we have accusations of being un-American, but nothing from our congressional Democrats on what is a real un-American program.

    Comment by K. Ryan James | August 9, 2009 | Reply

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