Monday, January 10, 2011

As One Democrat Goes After the Second Amendment, A Second Goes After the First

Another unscrupulous Democrat is taking advantage of the Arizona murders to attack the Constitution.  However, this Democrat is going after the First Amendment's protections for free speech.
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pennsylvania, said he will introduce legislation making it a federal crime for a person to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a Member of Congress or federal official.
Brady's decision to offer the legislation comes less than 24 hours after a gunman attempted to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, in a shooting that claimed the lives of a federal judge, and a nine year-old girl, among others.
"This is not a wake up call, this is major alarms going off," he said.
Brady is particularly incensed over a web posting by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during the 2010 election in which she targeted 20 House Democrats, including Giffords for political defeat. The posting showed a map of the United States with the 20 Democratic congressional districts identified by gun sights.
Brady is a flaming hypocrite.  He is "upset" by a map with gunsights on districts (not on people) but totally unmoved by brazen advocacy of presidential assassination as documented in my previous post.  That, however, is beside the point.  There is no connection between anything Sarah Palin said or did with the Arizona shootings.  Brady's disingenuous stand, therefore, is not designed to correct an actual condition, but to impugn Sarah Palin.

Such legislation, if passed, could be used in a highly subjective manner to persecute and prosecute political opponents by the party in power.  The left's relentless pursuit of censorship and suppression of free speech has a purpose:  they cannot win elections if their political opponents are allowed to speak.

Read the article here.  Hat tip to Moonbattery.

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