Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Add That Dems Don't Want You To See

The proponents of free speech have, once again, set limits on what is allowed to be presented. Even though the First Amendment gives us five guaranteed rights, one among them states that: Congress shall make no law... "abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;..." According to BreitBart.com:
Obama not only aired a response ad to the spot linking him to William Ayers, but he sought to block stations the commercial by warning station managers and asking the Justice Department to intervene. The campaign also planned to compel advertisers to pressure stations that continue to air the anti-Obama commercial.
If mere threats do not work; bring in the lawyers:
In a letter to station managers, Obama campaign lawyer Robert Bauer wrote: "Your station is committed to operating in the public interest, an objective that cannot be satisfied by accepting for compensation material of such malicious falsity."

As a rebut to the Obama campaign's attempt to banish the add, Ed Martin, American Issues Project’s president stated, “The scary question this raises is if Barack Obama demonstrates this little regard for free speech from his opponents during the campaign, what could the American people expect from him as a president?”

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