The left in Europe and Canada have been moving to restrict free speech. This is now on the horizon in the US also. Stephen Green at VodkaPundit writes:
If (when?) Obama is elected, by my estimation there’s an at least even chance that the newly-reconstructed FCC will reverse course and attempt to apply the New Fairness Doctrine to blogs.
If (when?) it happens, I’ll break that law. I will break it with all due malice and in full knowledge of the possible consequences. I’ll shout “Fire Obama!” in a crowded theater. And then, for the first time ever, I’ll ask for reader donations. Because I’ll going to need them, lots of them, to pay for the lawyers.
But that law, should it pass, will not stand.
The thing about Obama is that he puts on a great moderate face, but then when you dig into the policies that he supports, you can draw some really scary conclusions. So when Obama is elected, who knows what to expect.
Just look at the thug tactics his campaign has been using to silence critics. The mainstream media had been derelict in reporting about this. Just imagine if Republicans did this. Obama’s team has picked up on the shout-down and intimidation tactics used by ACORN (like here, here and here). So doesn’t this tend to say that Obama might move to restrict free speech as president?