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Obama's Craven Betrayal of the First Amendment

hardrockstar Wrote: Sep 15, 2012 4:13 AM
The administration ASKED youtube to review the video to make sure it didn't violate their own usage policy. (they don't allow hate speech). They responded that it didn't violate the usage policy and the video stayed up. No further action was taken. I don't see a footprint on the 1st amendment here. The 1st amendment does not cover hate speech that incites people to violence. The video does not exceed exemption criteria for constitutional protection.
SouthernGal Wrote: Sep 15, 2012 6:58 AM
By the Obama administration "asking" youtube to do what it always does proves that Obama's attempt at subpression is just the beginning of what will be supressed if he is re-elected. If that's what you want, then vote for him. Those who adore this man lack the intelligence and understanding of what his policies are doing to our country.
Ann272 Wrote: Sep 15, 2012 7:16 AM
There will be Executive Orders (he has been flourishing them like Chavez does with decrees)
to control the internet. Observant people must have seen what happened in China --do you really suppose we are anonymous here?
Ray180 Wrote: Sep 15, 2012 6:43 AM
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” MLK
hardrockstar Wrote: Sep 15, 2012 4:49 PM
annfan_777 Wrote: Sep 15, 2012 4:56 AM
"hate" speech is an irrational, meaningless term invented by idiot leftists to silence people they disagree with politically. Hate is an emotion, and you can't determine what is inside someone's heart, no matter their actions. Making fun of, satirizing, or lampooning a religion or religious leader seems to be A-ok with liberals when that religion is Christianity or Judaism, but let someone attempt to mock or ridicule the founder of Islam, and all hell breaks loose.

Youtube takes stuff off there all the time that is conservative in nature, while left of center stuff is allowed to remain - so the idea that they're following some sort of honorable "usage" policy is nonsense. They're liberals, like most people in media.

In the Daily Caller, Neil Munro reports that the Obama administration has asked YouTube to suppress the offensive film that is the pretext for some of the Islamist rioting.  This is, of course, in accordance with the demands of the Muslim brotherhood.

It goes without saying that such government interference in speech protected by the First Amendment is uncomfortably close to a complete betrayal of the President's oath to protect and defend the US Constitution. The "speech" to which the Islamists object is, true, offensive.  So is "Piss Christ" and a variety of other anti-Christian (or anti-Semitic) rhetoric.  But under our...