Saturday, September 27, 2008

Obama Orders Police State Tactics in Missouri

The Drudge Report is carrying a statement by Missouri Governor Matt Blunt which accuses Barrack Obama of trying to employ Democratic law enforcement officials to silence critics:
“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights.

The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election."
We know a lot about that kind of stuff already here in Oklahoma where a recall petition or an initiative petition unfriendly to entrenched Democratic interests never seems to pass some legal test and people who question the process or complain about it too loudly wind up behind bars.

A few years ago, a Christian writer posed the question, "How do you know when you are living in a police state? He proposed that America was a police state then even before the draconian encroachments on our First and Fourth Amendment freedoms we now endure. But, if there was any doubt, this should prove it to all.


Blogger Red S Tater said...

Great Post Bill... sad state of affairs. Will the folks wake up in time, that is the question.

8:28 PM  

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