First, Do Not Offend -- Now we can fully understand President Obama's obsession with criticizing the almost entirely unseen anti-Islam YouTube clip that was used as a pretext to attack our embassies in the Middle East. Obama apparently has long been in favor of curbing speech he deems offensive, Charles Johnson reports for TheDC: "At the height of early-1990s conservative backlash over political correctness and 'speech codes' on U.S. college campuses, Barack Obama participated in a panel event geared toward denying that restrictions on free expression were problematic, or happening at all. The 1991 Harvard Law School yearbook quoted the future President of the United States virtually shrugging his shoulders at the thought that non-liberal white students might take offense at restrictions on speech minority students found objectionable. 'I don’t see a lot of conservatives getting upset if minorities feel silenced,' Obama said, flipping the argument around." [Notice the word “feel”. A liberal doesn’t even need truth, only the self-induced perception of need, to take our liberties. – JS]
Hugo's heist? -- Did Hugo Chavez just steal an election? TheDC's Matthew Boyle reports: "According to the Associated Press, Venezuela’s electoral council has declared that Hugo Chavez beat Henriques Capriles in Sunday’s presidential election with about 54 percent of the vote, despite exit polls showing otherwise. Venezuelan Twitter users have claimed Chavez’s victory was wrought with election fraud, and that the socialist incumbent president sent tanks into the streets of his country as those exit poll reports showed him losing. A picture of the tanks surfaced on Twitter Sunday evening. The British Guardian newspaper reported that Chavez also sent troops armed with AK-47s into Venezuela’s streets to fight against any protests in case unrest came as a result of the news."
It is hard to believe that Chavez would ever turn over power peacefully. It's too early to say, but it looks like he may have just stolen a country.
"The people = government doctrine is equivalent to political infantilism -- an agreement to pretend that the citizen's wishes animate each restriction or exaction inflicted upon him." -- James Bovard
"The first great need, therefore, is integrity and high purpose." Dwight D. Eisenhower"
SURPRISED? At Harvard in 1991, Obama approved of restricting speech to favor minorities http://t.co/SUntc6Dy
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