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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

WND: Kenyan Gov’t Silences Obama Family

Kenyan government imposes gag order on Obama family

No media contact: ‘We are doing this because we want to ensure better flow of information’

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The Kenyan government has barred unapproved contacts between the media and President-elect Barack Obama’s extended family.

Family members will be required to receive permission from the government before making any public statements about their famous relative, according to the Nairobi Star.

“We are doing this because we want to ensure better flow of information,” Athman Said, an under-secretary in the Ministry of Heritage, told the Obama family in Kogelo.

“The government has decided that you should inform its officers who will be based here if you want to address the media.”

Journalists wishing to speak with the family must first be approved by the government.

Where’s the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the “natural-born American” clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 193,000 others and sign up now!

This is not the first attempt to block press interest in President-elect Obama’s African connections.

Prior to the U.S. election, WND senior staff reporter Jerome R. Corsi was detained in Kenya while investigating Obama’s close ties to the nation’s prime minister, Raila Odinga.

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December 21, 2008 Posted by | Obama | , , , , | 2 Comments