Good News on The Free Speech Front by John Cole| April 22, 20059:12 am| 3 CommentsThis post is in: PoliticsFacebookTweetEmailThis certainly seems to be good news.
Very interesting and long overdue.
Cooperation on keeping the internet free..
However, I was just at a blog that really blew me away. Those people were totally scary..
frontpagemag.com talking about Venezuela.
Talking about martial law in the US
killing dems and the aclu members and then trashing one of the few democratic success stories in the western hemisphere..
They were insane…
Maybe there should be a means test of some type though..you know..something to prove you are actually human before you can own a website…
Wow, that was really something. It’s not entirely fair to judge a blog by its comments section, but it looks like this is the kind of crowd Horowitz attracts. Choice quotes:
“Better yet, declair [sic] martial law. Arrest them [congressional Democrats], and then declair them enemies of the state along with their friends the ACLU. Then a good public action a la Bangkok early 1970s and early 1990s should settle the scores. They have long deserved it. Make it like Spain in the 1930s, and Greece in 1950s.
Every now and then a good purging is the national polity is required for the health of the national wholeness. However, this time it has to be done systematically, and completely to route out all left elements. My vision is the Singapore model for the United States ~ a strong, discipline, effective democreatic capitalist system and completely without any socialist features or sympathizers in any role whatsoever.”
“Lt. Col. Cucullu’s valuable article reminds me that it is time for Martial Law in the USA. This is an all-out War which the enemy is capable of conducting but a Parliamentary Democracy has so far proved incapable of conducting both in the USA and among our Allies except in Iraq and Afghanistan where Terrorists are just as active now as before except that they’re underground (which J. Edgar Hoover warned against long, long ago). It is not a “failure” of the Constitution to admit that during Wartime the Military needs control and that the Constitution was not designed to deal with psychological and suicide-bombing Terrorism and planes hijacked and converted to gigantic bombs. The same Hope and Faith that we’ve shown in the past toward the Constitution and God can be used to believe that the Military will return to the Constitution after the War, and I know of no more honorable group than the U.S. and U.K. and Israeli Military.”
A law to exempt the internet from the vile assault on the First Amendment known as “Campaign Finance Reform” is good? I suppose. How nice of them to let those of us who maintain a presence on the Internet to keep our right to dissent while quashing it everywhere else.
I can’t exactly celebrate if this passes. It’s like being told that freedom is only being assaulted a little less–and they expect us to treat them like they’re doing us a favor for it.