Back during the 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama enlisted the help of â€œTruth Squadsâ€ composed of law enforcement personnel in the State of Missouri to stifle opposition speech that they felt to be false or misleading. The St. Louis CBS affiliate in St. Louis reported at the time, â€œSenator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading television ad during the presidential campaign.â€
Now that he is â€œpresident,â€ Obama has a lot more power to abuse and he has demonstrated little hesitancy to use it. His regime recently awarded almost $1 million dollars in public grant funds to locate, monitor and intercept speech they donâ€™t approve of, which they will conveniently label as â€œhate speech.â€
Facebook already censors the pages of conservative groups and individuals, choking down their traffic, disabling the share and like features and in general sticking their liberal hands and noses into places they donâ€™t belong in a free and open forum. That censorship is unevenly applied, with liberal, pornographic and hate speech towards conservatives or Christians being much less offensive to the Facebook First Amendment minders.
The latest public evolution of the control took the form of a federal database called â€œTruthy.â€ As the name implies, someone will be in charge of determining what the official, government approved version of the truth is, and that is in violation of the Constitution. Obama and the Democrats donâ€™t respect the laws of the land. The Constitution is a nuisance document that â€œTruthyâ€ can just ignore.
The â€œmajor focusâ€ of Truthy, according to the report will be political activity online. That means political speech, which could be more aptly defined as political speech the government disagrees with, as well as the enforcement mechanisms and the assessment of penalties for having and posting such ideas. The thought and speech crimes we used to think were only possible in works of fiction are being established right before our eyes.
The IRS scandal has proven without a doubt that the regime and those who control it are willing to violate both the spirit and the letter of the law and the Constitution in the furtherance of their political power. The first amendment is one of our basic tools used to expose their wrong-doing and to join together in combating their subversion. The socialists/fascists recognize that free speech is an obstacle to their march and are actively engaged in trouncing our constitutional protections.
What is being exposed at the University of Indiana may only be a public face of something that is already developed or under development under many of the secret programs operated through the NSA and other government agencies, in â€œthe name of security.â€
One has to wonder how long our nation will survive under the constant assault from within conducted by those who wish to overthrow our representative government and install themselves, officially, as our despots, dethroning us from our rightful place as self-governing sovereigns.
Rick Wells is a conservative author who recognizes that our nation, our Constitution and our traditions are under a full scale assault from multiple threats. Please â€œLikeâ€ him on Facebook, â€œFollowâ€ him on Twitter or visit