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Obama’s Attorney General Choice: Regulate Communication on the Internet

November 21, 2008

If the government can regulate pornography, Holder insisted while serving as Deputy AG during the Clinton administration, surely the government can restrict speech in general:

“The court has really struck down every government effort to try to regulate it. We tried with regard to pornography. It is gonna be a difficult thing, but it seems to me that if we can come up with reasonable restrictions, reasonable regulations in how people interact on the Internet, that is something that the Supreme Court and the courts ought to favorably look at.” – May 28, 1999 NPR Morning Edition

 

First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.  That appears rather clear.  It doesn’t authorize “reasonable restrictions”, or “reasonable regulations”, or what Holder really wants, “reasonable federal censorship”.

 

Obama wants to have Eric Holder as AG – it would not be surprising if his Supreme Court nominations share the same views as Holder regarding reasonable restrictions and regulations on internet communication as well.  The uninformed electorate never factored this into their voting decision – real issues that were never explored as to not disturb them from plastering “Obama” this and thats all over their myspace pages.  Congrats – It is unlikely these same voters will recognize what will hit them until it does – but it is clear the left is quietly advancing their agenda and positioning themselves to make very big changes – it just doesn’t sound like change you can believe in.

– Polymath 3

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4 comments

  1. Ok this has got to be without a doubt the worst nomination known to mankind…I am trying to figure out what Holder has on Obama to get this nomination.


  2. What kind of ridiculous slam is this? This is a quote from 1999 about the internet, and most definately out of context.

    What are you trying to prove with this?


  3. Ridiculous slam? What part of an Attorney General thinking the government can “reasonably” regulate speech don’t you see as horrible?

    He is supposed to be a scholar of the law yet he doesn’t fully comprehend the 1st amendment? It says the legislature shall make NO law. I guess it depends on how you define “No”, right? He doesn’t comprehend the 1st amendment…it’s the first one for heaven’s sake.

    How does the fact that this quote was made in 1999 make any difference. Obama told everyone that McCain’s alleged, and now exonerated, involvement in the Keating 5 made him ill-equipped to be President…and that was 20 years ago. Did you make a huge outcry about that? If you did I apologize. LEt me give you some advice, people’s ideologies very rarely change especially during one’s adult life. If he felt that way in 1999, he most likely feels the same way in 2008.

    Finally, do you have any proof this was taken out of context? I am sick of the “out of context” mumbo jumbo. That defense is played out and it has begun to lose its value. Save that defense for a legitimate scenario. Moreover, there is video proof of what he said, did you watch the video?


  4. “Hate Speech”, regulate the web, reintroducing the fair doctrine, leaking the BNP membership list. These Marxists sure dont like dissent.



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