Tuesday, May 18, 2010


You know, it happens so fast now, with so little coverage, and as isolated bits of info, that it's easy to miss.

The new Supreme Court nominee, Kagan:

...the Court asked Ms. Kagan’s deputy whether the government had the power to ban books if they were published by a corporation, and if the books urged the reader to support or defeat a candidate for office. He said yes, the government could ban a corporation from publishing a book — even if it only mentioned the candidate once in 500 pages. (Human Events)


a government brief signed by Kagan in United States v Stevens: “Whether a given category of speech enjoys First Amendment protection depends upon a categorical balancing of the value of the speech against its societal costs.” (Washington Examiner)

Now from Breitbart, The One's "regulatory czar" talking about regulating internet content:

Huh. Funny how Our Glorious Leader came out the other day and said:

"With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment — rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. It is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy." (Fox)

Because he's, you know, such FIRM believer in democracy....as long as it can be used to kill itself.

There are calls by his administration to take control of the internet.

He's made no secret of his Royal Irritation at critics being allowed to speak against this divine will. Always harpin' on Fox, etc. Besides Fox and talk radio, where is there any voice of dissent against his agenda? The internet. It must be stopped. Like all that he is doing, he is smart enough not to destroy freedom of speech directly. He instead lays the groundwork, bit by bit, and if you don't watch and think you can miss it. He's counting on it.

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