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You Are Requested to Report Fishy Disinformation
The White House needs your help. In a recent blog post by Macon Phillips called Facts Are Stubborn Things, Linda Douglas speaks directly to the American People about disinformation being spread through the internet and emails about the President's healthcare reform program. This blog post is aimed directly at the American people who are asked to report anything they find on the internet or any emails they receive that seems fishy to the white house at email@example.com.
White House Takes Steps to Stop Controversy
During the past two weeks since the White House requested the American people to report anything fishy or other disinformation, a public outcry has erupted on the issue of freedom of speech. Whether the White House deliberately intended to abridge your freedom of speech is a matter of opinion. However, many people feared the appearance of what was happening. While many have accused the right of fear mongering, the American people have grown more wary and angry at what they see happening in their government.
The result is that the White House has rightly, pulled back on the overt push to have individuals forward such disinformation to their designated email. You will find the new links to the White House contact sites below in my links section.
This is merely an update on what is happening with the situation. The remainder of the article offers information and opinion from two weeks past.
Is This an Attack on Americans First Amendment Rights?
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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Censorship And Freedom of Speech
Here is an excellent discussion about censorship and communism. I grew up during the 1950s and 1960s. I remember learning about communism in school and how families were encouraged to spy and report on one another. I thought then what a horrible and insecure way to live. To live in a country where you could not even express a thought that might be passed along to the government who would take appropriate action. Censureship is not new. And yet it is being practiced around the world as I write this article. China commonly engages in the practice and everyone knows what is happening.
It is ABSOLUTELY ASTOUNDING and unbelievable that this administration has the nerve to ask the people to report fishy disinformation about the proposed healthcare legislation to them!
I was rocked back on my feet when I heard that our government would like anyone reading or receiving "fishy" disinformation about the president's healthcare reform program to send this information to an email established by an office in The Whitehouse! A line has been crossed that should not have been crossed!
Just to get this straight, every American has a constitutional right to express their opinions about healthcare reform or any other topic they choose! I watched video of Town Hall meetings in Wisconsin, Texas, Mississippi, and New York. I did not see any swastikas or ofensive language as these people were accused of doing by Nancy Pelosi!
Something very ugly is happening with our elected political leaders. They appear to be so obsessed with their agenda they will not listen to the American people. This is a shame and everyone will come to grief before this is finished. Name calling and out right lies about honest people will not bring anyone to their side. These elected leaders should be warned: they have awakened a sleeping giant who will not be silenced. Most Americans do not trouble themselves with politics, protests, or marches. This silent majority prefer to live their lives and stay out of the limelight. But, when these people are aroused they are a force to be reckoned with!
Congressman Tim Bishop at Town Hall Meeting
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