No, it’s not. What the Obama administration is doing right now is the antithesis of everything upon which this nation was founded. Kudos, champ! In the administration’s despicable attempts to blame a film for violence and deaths at our embassies, all as a way to justify its own failed and deadly policies of appeasement, they are condemning free speech and trying to make it a criminal act.
As Twitchy reported, the Pentagon called a private American citizen to ask him to withdraw his support for the film. Then, the administration asked YouTube to take down the video, all while investigating the filmmaker. Next, in a chilling display, they brought him in for questioning. His crime? CrimeThink. Secretary of State Clinton shamelessly and shamefully again blamed free speech while flanked with the coffins of the four Americans killed in Libya. Americans who exemplified our ideals and principles. Americans who fought for the very freedom she condemned.
This is not America.
No, it’s not. This isn’t alarmism. This is reality under President Obama and if your blood isn’t boiling, you aren’t paying attention. Blogger Ace of Spades, and fellow citizens, spell it out for those who may only get their news from Obama fanboys in the media.
Dude. When you are worse than President Carter …
Using a “probation matter” as a defense does not wash, as Instapundit points out:
And that’s pretty clearly what’s happened here. Though to be fair, they didn’t actually prosecute him. Just took him downtown to answer a few questions. Voluntarily. After midnight. With a lot of TV cameras there, somehow.
And sorry, claims that this was just a routine probation matter don’t pass the laugh test. They’re just pure hackery.
Ace of Spades and GayPatriot give a drubbing to that line of thinking as well.
Bingo. They are not meant to be the blasphemy police.
Not hopeandchange ™. Fundamental change of America and its principles on a beyond chilling level.
The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher asks for caption for the photo of the filmmaker being led away in a police car. And Instapundit says that President Obama should resign. Silly rubes, bitterly clinging to your free speech.
More from Instapundit:
When taking office, the President does not swear to create jobs. He does not swear to “grow the economy.” He does not swear to institute “fairness.” The only oath the President takes is this one:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
By sending — literally — brownshirted enforcers to engage in — literally — a midnight knock at the door of a man for the non-crime of embarrassing the President of the United States and his administration, President Obama violated that oath. You can try to pretty this up (It’s just about possible probation violations! Sure.), or make excuses or draw distinctions, but that’s what’s happened. It is a betrayal of his duties as President, and a disgrace.
The only possible caption: This is not America.
Amen. Free speech doesn’t “trigger” or “incite” violence. Fanatical ideology and the people perpetrating the acts are to blame. The quashing of free speech, however, is deadly and it is not American. The response to hate and violence is not to limit speech; the correct answer is more speech.
Yet, Obama’s government seeks to take away rights from American citizens, in order to appease people who wish to kill us and destroy America. Guess what stomping on the principles upon which this country was founded will do? Heck of a job, Barry.
So much for that pesky, old Constitution.
This is not America. But it will be again, come November.