October 27, 2008

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press


Two of the most precious rights here in America are: Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the press Until now every administration both Republicans and Democrats have respected them. Unfortunately the last two instances in which Barack Obama and John Biden have been questioned on important issues such as taxes and redistribution of wealth have put them at the defensive, to the point that they tried to deprecate the questioners by humiliating them.

A few weeks ago was "Joe the plummer" and last weekend was Barbara West a veteran reporter from a local TV station in Orlando, Florida. Should we expect from an Obama administration respect for freedom of speech; or that freedom will be gagged like in Venezuela, Cuba and other dictatorial States?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not only will Obama, Biden and the Democratic Congres (both the House and Senate) will try to deter freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press; but Obama wants to change the Constitution through the Supreme Court. This is plain and clear Marxism.
Wake up America!! Our Freedom is in danger. Vote McCain-Palin and elect more Republican Representatives and Senators to safeguard our precious founding Fathers Constitution.

Mabelle Horea
mhorea@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I am not sure if my comment went through. Therefore, I am insisting in asking everybody to elect McCain-Palin ticket. We are in danger of destroying our Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press. Obama wants to change the Constitution. He said plain and clear in an interview back in 2001 in Tampa. He even called himeself a Professor of Law when he only was a Lecturer of Political Science. This man is dangerous. Wake up America. Wake up.

Mabelle Horea
mhorea@aol.com

Bill Smith said...

Excellent post. Any body who experienced previous repressive governments knows the danger we face. Unfortunately, our students over the past thirty years have not been taught the lessons of history and are ripe to follow anyone from rock-stars to drug laden movie stars. The me generation is open to "change" as long as it is different from their grandparents generation. They do not see that the speech that will be restricted is their speech, the words that will "not" be heard in the press will be their words - unless they mimic those of their leader.