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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

MORE CENSORSHIP: Dems Threaten Charity’s Tax Exampt Status if They Let Palin Speak, Dems Threaten ABC’s Broadcast License, Obama Threaten’s WGN for not censoring for him, Universities & leftist bloggers going censor happy…

Posted by iusbvision on September 21, 2008

 

This site, and others such as the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and the Alliance Defense Fund, have demonstrated that there is no shortage of political activists and academics who are eager to censor people, even illegally and are quite bold in their attempts to get away with it. Take a look at the category called “Campus Freedom” on this page and you will see 100 articles with most of them dealing with illegal censorship dome by state employees or professors. Nearly all of the people who engage in the behavior are leftists. I use the word leftist because liberal does not describe these people as there is nothing liberal about them.

Democrats working to censor talk radio –

Attempts to silence talk radio is a big deal among Congressional Democrats. They have something called a “fairness doctrine” that they only wish to apply to radio and not TV or Newsprint. The “fairness doctrine” isn’t about fairness at all. It is designed to silence talk radio and Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama have all voiced support for it. Right now I do not believe the Supreme Court would stand for it so things are safe for the immediate future.

Democrat threats censor ABC –

The ABC documentary based on the 9/11 Commission Report was not welcomed by the Clintons. Democrats put massive pressure on ABC to censor the documentary in favor of the Clintons. After ABC’s broadcast license was threatened by Democrats in Washington ABC caved and has since refused to release the unedited DVD of the movie. It cost ABC $40 million to make the film and they refuse to sell it because they are frightened. Now a documentary has been made about thie Censorship called “Blocking the Path to 9/11”.

I wrote a fully sourced article about this subject two years ago and you can view it HERE.

Far left academics go censor happy –

Right here at IUSB I have had to fight censorship at the American Democracy Project, the proposed (and defeated) bulletin board policy, attempts to sensor the Preface (student newspaper), and attempts to punish students for constitutionally protected speech and guess what political ideology the perpetrators had in common?

Obama threatens WGN if they won’t censor for him –

According to collegues Obama worked with at the University of Chicago, Obama was not someone who could tolerate people who would dare disagree with him:

Dr. Lott also commented on Barack Obama and the years they spent together at the University of Chicago:

Hopefully, Biden will balance off Barack Obama’s partisan tendencies. The Obama that I knew while we were both at the University of Chicago Law School during the 1990s was someone who disliked talking to people with whom he disagreed. Possibly it was just his extreme dislike of gun ownership, but I had more than one occasion when my attempts to talk to him ended in him turning his back and walking away.

The media’s portrayal of Obama as willing to work with those who disagree with him is not the person that I remember from a decade ago.

Barack Obama is someone who has shown his appreciation of strong arm censorship tactics as well. Obama has been pressuring WGN Radio with harassment, threats to use the FCC and asked the Justice Department to look into to a criminal probe of WGN and host Stanley Kurtz all because Obama did not like the research a guest on the show was doing into Obama’s work as Chair of the Annenberg Challenge project that had goals including:

During Obama’s tenure as Annenberg chairman, Ayers’ own education projects received substantial funding. As we’ve noted in our series, “The Audacity of Socialism,” Ayers, now a tenured distinguished professor of education at UIC, works to educate teachers in socialist revolutionary ideology, urging that it be passed on to impressionable students.

One of Ayer’s descriptions for a course called “Improving Learning Environments” says prospective K-12 teachers need to “be aware of the social and moral universe we inhabit and . . . be a teacher capable of hope and struggle, outrage and action, teaching for social justice and liberation.”

The Annenberg papers are quite extensive – 132 boxes containing 947 file folders with 70 linear feet of material. They undoubtedly contain more surprises regarding Obama’s relationship with Ayers, one of many relationships Obama has sought to hide.

Democrats threaten charity’s tax exempt status if they let Palin speak at Iran protest –

Ad has been reported, both Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin were invited to speak at an anti-nukes for Iran rally. Both had accepted, unconfirmed reports say that the Obama campaign leaned on Hillary to cancel. Hillary did cancel and refuses to talk to reporters about it.

The charity invited other Democrats including Joe Biden and in the past has enjoyed bi-partisan support at these protests. Confrmed reports (with video) from WCBS say that the Democrats threatened the tax exempt status of the charity if they did not disinvite Palin. The story and the video report are HERE.

Excerpt from WCBS:

Sources tell CBS 2 HD that a decision to disinvite Palin from the high profile rally after Clinton pulled out in a huff came as the result of intense pressure from Democrats.

“This is insulting. This is embarrassing, especially to Gov. Palin, to me and I think it should be to every single New Yorker,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, told CBS 2 HD.

The groups sponsoring the rally against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking at the UN were reportedly told, “it could jeopardize their tax exempt status” if they had Palin and not Clinton or Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden on hand.

So all politicians were disinvited, most prominently, Palin.

“It’s an absolute shame that this has happened,” Hikind said. “To threaten organizations … to threaten the Conference of Presidents that if you don’t withdraw the invitation to Gov. Palin we’re going to look into your tax exempt status … that’s McCarthyism.”

Another Jewish group tried to step into the breach by inviting Palin to a different protest a day earlier.

“I’m absolutely appalled at the behavior of the Democrats,” said Bob Kunst of Defenders.net. “I’m a Democrat and for the first time in my life I’m going to vote Republican. I can’t take it anymore.”

As for Sen. Clinton, she brushed right past CBS 2 HD’s Lou Young when he tried to ask her about the issue on Thursday night.

Hotair.com comments:

NBC wrote about the tax-exemption issue two days ago but they made it sound like something the organizers had taken up of their own accord. Quote from an unnamed official involved: “The IRS is very clear, Hillary Clinton does not equal Sarah Palin… You have to have equal representation of candidates.” You do? Here’s the speaker list from last year’s anti-Iran rally at the UN. Scott Garrett is a Republican congressman; as far as I know, every other pol on the list is a Democrat.

Unhinged leftist bloggers censor happy –

It is no secret that if you aren’t a leftist and you make a good argument, they delete your post at places like ‘Think Progress’ and other blog sites. What I find so amusing when when leftist bloggers come here and post a comment. Most just drop a bomb in the comment’s section and do not wish to engage in a real conversation (that they are almost sure to lose). Sometimes I return the favor and drop a little inconvenient evidence in a very nice way on their blogs; most of the time they delete or alter the evidence out of the post (of course they would be outraged if I did the same thing to them).

Leftist blogger Archcrone is an example of a hateful, unhinged, leftist blogger that sent me some traffic so I popped on over to see what was going on. What I found was a cuss word sprinkled post saying essentially that the then Mayor Palin and her police and administration were pro-rape and wanted to victimize rape victims again by making them pay for the rape kit and other parts of the investigation. This silliness has been debunked all over the blogosphere including HERE. So after posting my link “Archcrone” continued to post some outrageous spin so I followed up with this little comment:

Archcrone, I hate to spoil the fun but you are misinformed.

The federal bill you are referring to ( it updates the violence against women act to force states to pay for rape kits if they cannot recover the cost from perps) was sponsored by James Sensenbrenner. It was introduced in the House and passed before it got to the Senate. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h109-3402

Since Joe Biden is a ranking member on the Judiciary Committee in the Senate, all crime bills will be co-sponsored by him, as his committee position will allow him to stop any crime bill cold. The federal law does not take effect till 2009 on this issue.

Also if you bothered to read the Alaska bill first, you would see that Chief Fannon in Wasilla opposed the Alaska Bill because it made NO provision for obtaining restitution from a perpetrator and that is why he opposed it. Not because anyone wanted to stick women with the bill. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/PDF/21/Bills/HB0270D.PDF

When you came to the conclusion that the administration in Wasilla were some kind of monsters, didn’t you stop to ask yourself “why would a police chief want to make sure women paid” and think twice, before you started posting these silly accusations?

At least the 2000 Illinois bill made a provision for the perp to pay if he was found guilty. But the bottom line is that many women still ended up with paying for the kit in the 2000 Illinois law. The 2000 Illinois law makes it clear why AND the recent US News & World Report article demonstrate it.

Of course if you wanted to show some consistency, how many poor women in Illinois were stuck with the bill even before the new law passed?  Was every mayor and police chief in the State of Illinois some craven jerk out to make women pay? To be consistent you would have to take that position.

Women who aren’t near destitute and who’s insurance would not cover it could still be stuck with the bill under the 2000 Illinois law.

Of course, if ideological nuts weren’t so obsessed with trying to make Palin into some craven figure, they could just read the evidence and see what was going on, but such people have no interest in the facts.

Why do you think that the Obama campaign hasn’t touched this at all…… think and get facts BEFORE you post… the order of those things IS important.

Comment deleted. Now said blogger claims that the comment above violated his comment policy…. laughable. This is the status of the left folks, in Canada they have these so-called “Human Rights Commissions” who have made it their sole purpose to silence dissent from leftism by calling it “hate speech” and a violation of “law” and don’t worry the truth is no defense. After all I have witnessed, I am sure the far left in this country would like to have a similar program.

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