Elder Patriot – We have already witnessed the danger of trusting Democrats with control of the government. When Americans handed total and unchecked control of the government to them in 2008 they lost no time in seizing totalitarian control our key sectors of our economy.
The Dems’ signature achievements over those two years were a takeover of the healthcare system – then one-sixth of the entire economy and now more than that – and the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that added such burdensome regulations to our economy that entrepreneurs were driven off the playing field.
With seventy-five percent of new jobs coming from small business, economic growth slowed to a crawl.
Their power grab exhibited a stunning disregard for our Constitution and the free market capitalist system that undergirded the most
significant period of economic any nation has ever experienced.
When given the power in 2008 the Dems aggressively moved to advance their Marxist agenda.
They almost succeeded but the media’s fascination with Donald Trump provided him ample airtime to get his message championing free markets and putting America First to the American people.
Democrats have taken an oath to not let that happen again. First they launched an assault on our Second Amendment that guarantees the people’s ability to protect ourselves from government overreach.
Now they’re using a series of court cases to neuter the First Amendment protections afforded whistleblowers and journalists.
As you keep reading, keep in mind that whistleblowers and leakers are the backbone of almost all important investigative journalists. How else would we keep a watchful eye on government or learn of wrongdoing?
PJ Media ran a column under this headline yesterday:
Planned Parenthood Would Gut the First Amendment to Silence Sting Videos
Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation (NAF) have each separately sued David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) over sting videos released in 2015, showing Planned Parenthood executives haggling over prices for aborted baby parts.
Planned Parenthood has engaged in legal warfare against Daleiden, seeking to silence him and anyone else who would reveal their alleged criminal profiteering from baby parts. While sting videos are commonplace in journalism, California’s attorney general — whose campaign was funded by the abortion giant — is prosecuting Daleiden over the videos.
“The ultimate aims of Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation are to shut down pro-life activism and any sort of investigative oversight of their clearly illegal activities,” Peter Breen, special counsel at the Thomas More Society, told PJ Media.
Democrats have spent years twisting arms in Congress to fund Planned Parenthood. The abortion provider receives more than $500 Million in federal funding each year. They should not be able to use any of that money to attack our First Amendment in order to defend their own criminal enterprise.
Next, let’s turn our attention to the DNC lawsuit against Wikileaks that threatens to strip journalists of First Amendment protections by
linking them to the whistleblowers whose leaks they expose and then calling this a criminal conspiracy under RICO statutes.
By Suing WikiLeaks, DNC Could Endanger Principles of press freedom – Committee to Protect Journalists
The DNC argues that WikiLeaks was involved in a conspiracy, rendering the normally protected act of publicizing
documents tantamount to the criminal act of hacking the servers. Its suit contends that WikiLeaks and Assange violated laws that ban disseminating trade secrets and forbid wiretapping. To tie WikiLeaks and Assange to the underlying illegal act of hacking, the DNC cited the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, a law originally intended to tie street-level criminals to gang leaders.
The DNC’s argument, [Marcy] Wheeler [an independent national security reporter] said, could be replicated by the Department of Justice to target an outlet like The Intercept. “If this precedent is out there, the government would happily describe The Intercept as a co-conspirator,” in the Winners or Albury leaks, she told CPJ, referring to former military contractor Reality Winners, and former FBI agent Terry Albury, whom several news outlets speculated
were the sources for major leak investigations revealed by The Intercept.
We have already witnessed Obama’s Department of Justice engage in unconstitutional surveillance of the Associated Press and Fox News reporter James Rosen because he asked questions that Obama found difficult to answer. In order to secure the search warrant Rosen was cited as a “co-conspirator.”
Now Democrats – aided by some Republicans – are deliberately stonewalling discovery of the most egregious misuse of the powers of our intelligence community and our Justice Department in our nation’s history.
Their minions in the media who rely solely on Democrat controlled papp to report that the investigation is an assault on our institutions – the institutions that they have deliberately corrupted! These “journalists” have allowed themselves to be the conduit for the dissemination of government propaganda.
Now, more than at any previous time in my lifetime, we need real journalists that are willing to shine the disinfectant of sunlight on our political system and on those who choose to participate in it.
Over the eight years of Obama the sycophant media refused to ask tough questions of Obama when tough question were necessary.
Over the past two years, in their quest to stop Donald Trump’s policies to return to free market prosperity, Democrats have created false narratives to destroy Trump and his promise of prosperity.
Democrats have proven they can’t be trusted with the levers of power. We simply cannot afford to give them that power again.