Roger’s Rules

Obama's "truth squads" or, Remember the First Amendment?

How many things we take for granted: a robust freedom of the press, for example, and the liberty to criticize political candidates for example.

Time was, Americans could say pretty much whatever they wished about political candidates.

The news on this front, at least from Team Obama, is not encouraging. Gateway Pundit has this report:

Missouri Sheriffs & Top Prosecutors Form Obama “Truth Squads” & Threaten Libel Charges Against Obama Critics

More Hope and Change for Missouri… St. Louis and Missouri Democrat sheriffs and top prosecutors are planning to go after anyone who makes false statements against Obama during his campaign. This is so one sided I can’t even begin to describe how wrong this agenda is.

It’s one thing if they want to keep the campaign fair for both sides, but they clearly only want to enforce the issue for the Obama Camp.

KMOV has a video report on the Obama “Truth Squads”.

Glenn Reynolds has a growing list of disturbing items on this subject, including this report from his increasingly worrisome series “They told me that if George W. Bush were re-elected . . .” This time it’s “They told me that if George W. Bush were re-elected there would be brazen efforts to suppress free speech on political grounds — and they were right!”