June 25, 2010

Free Speech Loses Battle in the U.S. House

The Democrats won a very narrow victory on Thursday in the United States House of Representatives when they passed their clearly unconstitutional "DISCLOSE Act" - H.R. 5175. Considering the fact that the Democrats overwhelmingly control the House of Representatives -- as they do the United States Senate -- the 219-206 vote was close indeed.

It is quite obvious, the 36 Democrats who voted against the "DISCLOSE Act" and against their Democrat leadership are hearing the footsteps of the American voters. Only two liberal Republicans, Mike Castle, running for governor of Delaware and the freshman from Louisiana, Ahn "Joseph" Cao, voted for this First Amendment-stifling legislation.

Nancy Pelosi had a hard time getting "moderate" Democrats to vote for the bill, so she carved out a special sweet-heart deal for the National Rifle Association, exempting them from the bill's campaign finance reporting regulations. Her left-wingers got angry over that, so she carved out more exemptions -- as she did for most of the country's unions -- for other Democrat-favored groups. And that is how she won her narrow victory... (READ MORE)


Democrats Attempting to Regulate Free Speech and Bailout Old Media

The reformers are at it again with yet another attempt to criminalize political speech and campaign activity.

From the government's Department of Perverse Acronyms comes the "DISCLOSE Act", which stands for "Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections". How clever. And how disingenuous.

The bill is being championed by New York Democrat Chuck Schumer in an attempt to get around this year's Supreme Court decision which threw out restrictions on freedom of speech for unions and corporations in political campaigns... (READ MORE)


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Christians Arrested for Giving Out the Gospel in Michigan

As hard as it may be to believe, it's true. Four Christians were arrested in Detroit this week for distributing copies of the Gospel outside of an Arab International Festival. In addition to being arrested, the camera (with any video of what they were doing, as well as how event security and police reacted) was confiscated.

In many ways you expect to see this sort of thing in some third world countries. But this is America. And now it's here.

(Via the Christian Examiner):

Arrested were Negeen Mayel, Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, Paul Rezkalla, and David Wood. Mayel, an eighteen-year-old female, whose parents emigrated from Afghanistan and a recent convert from Islam to Christianity, was also charged with failure to obey a police officer's orders...(READ MORE)


Pro-abortion Groups Receive Over $1 Billion in Taxpayer Dollars

There's a new study out that documents just how much YOUR money Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups have received, courtesy of the federal government over the past seven years.

As far as Planned Parenthood goes, the figure is over six-hundred and fifty MILLION dollars. - an average of over one hundred million per year.

The report takes a look at all taxpayer supported streams of revenue making their way to the organization - from "Title X" funding for "family planning" to funds from government organizations like USAID and HHS. The report from the government's General Accounting Office pegs the exact seven year figure at $657.1 million...(READ MORE)


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