It’s not about statutes – it’s about freedom
Posted September 4, 2017, 10:33 am
I recently wrote an opinion piece on free speech in which I concluded that when free speech is suppressed and one group dictates what is “true,” the result is totalitarianism. We are currently watching that nightmare unfold in our nation.
Americans believe in free speech. A recent Rasmussen poll reported that, “Americans agree freedom of speech is under assault, but strongly insist that they are prepared to defend that freedom even at the cost of their lives if necessary.” Those are strong words.
The poll reported that 85 percent of American adults think giving people the right to free speech is more important than making sure no one is offended by what they say. Only 8 percent think it’s more important to make sure no one is offended.
Why is it that the mainstream media and many of our legislators and jurists seem so obsessed with the 8 percent?
With overwhelming support for free speech, just 28 percent of those polled believe they have true freedom of speech today. This is hardly surprising and it is a ringing indictment of the environment in which we live.
Free speech is being suppressed in many ways and I would like to discuss two of them, the first supporting the second: the control of information and the destruction of objects.
Media giants control information. That control is being concentrated more and more each time another merger takes place, eliminating competition and placing control in fewer hands. Advancing technology allows broader and more precise filtering, limiting access to only selected information. Information is either not reported, or falsely reported with impunity, and false “realities” are constructed…
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Baltimore Death toll thanks to riots sparked by Freddy Gray agitators
Posted September 18, 2017, 5:22 pm
Freddie Gray died on April 19, 2015 in Baltimore after allegedly suffering injuries while in police custody. The Obama DOJ and the Baltimore prosecutor chose to make a major civil rights issue of the case despite no compelling evidence. Obama himself all but pronounced the officers involved guilty of killing Freddie Gray. Now, two and a half years and multiple investigations later, the case against six Baltimore police officers has been dropped for lack of evidence of a crime being committed.
That the case was pushed for political purposes is evident and was from the beginning. Now the cost of the malignant Obama empire’s self serving prosecution (or persecution) is becoming evident. Aside from ruining the lives and careers of six innocent police officers, the demagoguery of Obama and his flunkies is evident in the hugely deteriorated respect for law and order in Baltimore. Measured simply in the murder rate, it appears that about 300 more people have died than might have otherwise in this crime infested, Democrat run city.
Sadly, when election time comes around again, the ignorant denizens of Baltimore will go out and vote for Democrats again, perpetuating their misery. Isn’t that the definition of insanity?
One of the most disgraceful episodes in race-based demagoguery of the current era is coming to a close in Baltimore. The death of Freddy Gray while in police custody sparked riots, thanks to the notion widely broadcast for political profit that anti-black racism caused him to be murdered by cops. Both the then-mayor and then-States Attorney for Baltimore jumped in and fanned the flames of resentment. The Obama administration encouraged the assumption that racism was at issue.
I am certain that most readers of AT do not need to refresher on the posturing that took place, and the riots that followed. The final chapter of prosecution of the cops is mow completed, as the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (a stronghold of progressive civil rights prosecutors) declined to prosecute the cops, owing to a lack of evidence of civil rights violations. Rebecca Ruiz in the NYT:
Six Baltimore police officers will face no federal charges in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died of a severe spinal cord injury while in custody, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.
“After an extensive review of this tragic event, conducted by career prosecutors and investigators, the Justice Department concluded that the evidence is insufficient,” the department said in a statement, adding that it was unable to prove the officers “willfully violated Gray’s civil rights.”
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Posted September 11, 2017, 7:50 pm
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CNN Throws in the towel on fake Russian news
Posted September 7, 2017, 5:22 pm
I really wish there was some satisfaction is saying “I told you so” or “I knew it from the start” but there isn’t considering all the wasted resource along the way. What is astounding about CNN finally admitting that its’ “Trump-colluded-with-the –Russians” unit is a pile of agricultural slag is that it took so long to do and it took so much “proof”.
Yeah, they got rid of the unit. If there were any integrity in the organization, which obviously there is not, they should make a clean sweep of executive management.
By the way, where is the apology to President Trump?
CNN has dismantled its vaunted Trump-colluded-with-the-Russians investigative unit in a wretched concession to reality. The only thing the unit found was an empty well for stories, surrounded by a crust of fake news. The whole caper damaged the network’s credibility, and the public just wasn’t buying it anymore. So the whole unit had to go.
What a shabby end to what the network had put so much stock in in the heady days of trying to oust President Trump just as he had taken office.
The New York Times attributes the unit’s sorry end to confusion in the fact-checking process – which is baloney for anyone who has ever worked in a newsroom – claiming that on one bad story, a lawyer’s concerns were ignored. That’s not the way it works in most newsrooms – normally, the lawyer has the loudest voice about what goes to press, given the potential for lawsuits, much to the resentment of the reporters. Well, the CNN editors ignored it and paid for it with their jobs when it came back to bite them.
Another problem the Times mentions but doesn’t dwell on is the issue of single-source reporting – from political partisans. Of course a single-source report from a political partisan is going to yield a bad result. This is why reporters are supposed to add value and put out something different from press releases. Well, CNN opted to go for single sources, which is testimony in the Times’ mind to the pressure the network was under to produce something.
The DNC in Federal Court Admits it Rigged its primary for hillary
Posted September 4, 2017, 10:32 am
This is perhaps one of the most remarkable news articles I’ve seen in a long time. It’s in the Federal Court record. You can’t make up this kind of lunacy.
The Democratic party admitted in court that its own By-Laws and Charter mean absolutely nothing. They say they are under no obligation to follow any rules. THEY ADMIT IN COURT THAT THEY RIGGED THE NOMINATING PROCESS IN FAVOR OF CROOKED HILLARY.
The most outrageous part of the story is that the court found that there was no reason for anyone to expect that they would run a legitimate nominating process.
Therefore there is absolutely no reason to put any credence at all in their unhinged drivel about the Presidential election or Russian involvement or, for that matter, anything else that the Democratic party says.
Following accusations the Presidential election was “rigged” Democrats proudly declare they rigged their own election.
It has been a long year for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, with deep scandals swirling around the one time head of the Democratic National Committee(DNC). It speaks to the level of seriousness of her controversies that one other thorny involvement of hers has gone largely unnoticed. Wasserman has been in Federal court in Fort Lauderdale, facing charges regarding her involvement in certainly fixing the Democratic nomination for President.
(This would be the case where a bumbling idiot called the plaintiffs law firm and used a voice modulator, trying to get illicit information about the case, but failed to disable the caller-ID on the phone. The call originated from Wasserman’s office.)
Comey drafted conclusions of Hillary investigation long before the evidence was in
Posted September 4, 2017, 10:25 am
I know this will come as a surprise to everyone – the fix was in for Crooked Hillary and Hillary was, indeed, crooked.
James Comey circulated directions to his subordinates that “Hillary was “exonerated” long before the investigation was completed. The Deep State is truly worried. In the words of the popular TV show song, “What ya gonna do when they come for you?” Hopefully once a couple of the lower level folks get squeezed, they’ll roll over and rat out the big guys. Who knows, with any luck, they may have to build a whole new slammer for democrat federal employees. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Looks like a lot of them belong there.
Senators Grassley and Graham released some bombshell documents (complete file here) yesterday, demonstrating, “James Comey began drafting an exoneration statement in the Clinton email investigation before the FBI had interviewed key witnesses.”
This indication that the fix was in is so shocking that the New York Times appears to be completely ignoring it at the time of this publication.
Paul Mirengoff offers a very cautious, benefit-of-the-doubt analysis of Comey asking for drafts before the evidence was in, but even he concludes:
It’s one thing for Comey to form a preliminary view of the likely outcome of a matter still under investigation and even to jot that view down. It seems like quite another to circulate draft “exoneration” memos within the agency, as Comey elected to do.
My friend Clarice Feldman puts it more directly in an email: “He passed that draft to his lieutenants so they’d know what they were expected to do. It’s utterly obvious.”
Ace sees this as a crisis point for the Deep State: This is partly why they’re so insanely angry – they put the fix in and pulled out all the stops, but it didn’t work.
Impressive Economic Growth Steadily Continues
Posted August 31, 2017, 9:16 am
The Left is absolutely freaking out over the latest economic news. “This just can’t be” shout the snowflakes, “this doesn’t fit our plan”. All their safe spaces are over crowded with distraught fragile souls. The very thought that President Trump has been right all along. The thought that their Marxism is a loser! Despite the best efforts of the MSM to hide the economic data, it’s there. The economy is up, the job picture is better. It’s even getting harder to blame the hurricane on President Trump.
The Commerce Department released its revised figures for U.S. gross domestic product in the second quarter, and there’s good news — GDP grew not 2.7% but 3.0%. In other words, the U.S. economy is growing faster than was initially thought, and Donald Trump’s ambitious target of 3.0% annual growth for 2017 is closer than many had believed legitimately possible. Now some economists are estimating that third-quarter growth could be has high as 3.4%, based on early job numbers from August. There is a word of caution here, as Hurricane Harvey’s devastation of Houston, America’s fourth largest city, is bound to produce a negative hit to the U.S. economy. But even so, many experts believe it will be minimal and short-lived.
Trump’s greatest contribution to the economy has been his focused Washington deregulation crusade. It has saved Americans billions of dollars and has freed businesses from mountains of over-reaching, economically stifling regulations. But is this growth sustainable? This is where congressional action is needed in the form of tax reform.
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Posted August 29, 2017, 9:53 pm
Just so we are all clear, these are the “peaceful demonstrators” to which the MSM refers when lambasting us terrible right wing folks for doing bad things like attempting to speaking the truth. This is a picture of the tolerance that liberals would like us to think they embrace. Take a good look at this because, unless we speak up and take action, this is a crowd that will be coming to visit us very soon. Take a good look, because you can bet these are all registerd Democrats. This is what their party stands for.
(photo from American Thinker website – http://www.americanthinker.com/