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In National Review Online, Michael Barone offers a sobering view of the future of free speech in “The Coming Obama Thugocracy.”  It’s not pretty:

These attempts to shut down political speech have become routine for
liberals. Congressional Democrats sought to reimpose the
“fairness doctrine” on broadcasters, which until it was
repealed in the 1980s required equal time for different points of view.
The motive was plain: to shut down the one conservative-leaning
communications medium, talk radio. Liberal talk-show hosts have mostly
failed to draw audiences, and many liberals can’t abide having
citizens hear contrary views.

Today’s liberals seem to be taking their marching orders from
other quarters. Specifically, from the college and university campuses
where administrators, armed with speech codes, have for years been
disciplining and subjecting to sensitivity training any students who
dare to utter thoughts that liberals find offensive. The campuses that
used to pride themselves as zones of free expression are now the least
free part of our society.

Obama supporters who found the campuses congenial
and Obama himself, who has chosen to live all his adult life in
university communities, seem to find it entirely natural to suppress
speech that they don’t like and seem utterly oblivious to claims that
this violates the letter and spirit of the First Amendment. In this
campaign, we have seen the coming of the Obama thugocracy, suppressing
free speech, and we may see its flourishing in the four or eight years
ahead.

I am afraid this is one more reason to predict a new American Revolution in the not too distant future.  Folks in Flyover Country are becoming mad as hell and they are not going to take much more of this crap from academia, the ghettos, and their thugs in Washington.  ◄Dave►

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