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It’s Common Sense: Obama’s FEC wants to take Your Political Speech Away Forever

It’s Common Sense: Obama’s FEC wants to take Your Political Speech Away Forever

If you think the Federal Elections Commission is a paper tiger that cannot do anything to independent bloggers, you are very wrong.

What we do as bloggers is the same as Thomas Paine did when he published his “pamphlet” “Common Sense.” He was just some guy before that with a different job who decided to publish political commentary at great personal risk.

Saul K. Padover wrote of Thomas Paine: “a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination”.

While he started his political “inclinations” in Europe, when he came to the US he published “Common Sense.”

While I don’t claim to be of the stature of a Thomas Paine, I am doing exactly the same thing as Paine in putting out my opinion and backing it by facts and conclusions based on those facts. You know, common sense (the lower case kind we all have).

How would the Federal Elections Commission destroy us?

That’s simple. Overcoming what they could do would cost any of us affected tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. And we still might not win.

They could seize our internet domains. In June of 2008 I bought Nobama.com for $15,000. While domainers might think that was paying too much, I wanted what I saw as the best opposition domain to publish on Barack Obama. I knew his voting record and I knew his socialist inclinations. The guy I bought the domain from was from Chicago and had owned it two years. He was fearful of Obama and his regime back in 2008.

You think, “nobody can seize your domain if you own it.”

Many people don’t realize how a court can come in an seize domains. You see headlines like this one quite often:

“5,000 Domains Seized Based On Sealed Court Filing; Confused Domain Owners Have No Idea Why.”

That particular one was outrageous because a lot of different people owned domains through a particular registrar that is said to have committed some violations.

When the government comes after sites that have content they find “objectionable” we can only assume they will use the same sealed orders from a federal judge.

What reasons might they give?

  • Perhaps you are embedding videos that the FEC feels they should now have control over?
  • Perhaps you are endorsing a candidate with words that seem to be more “advertorial” in flavor?
  • Maybe you used “hate speech” on your site? You know, like using the phrases “muslim terrorist” or “Islamic radical.”
  • Maybe the FEC decided that a claim you made about the opposing candidate is not true. An example here, “Barack Obama’s childhood years in Indonesia (ages 6 through 10) seem to have made him very pro-Muslim despite the fact that he was born in the United States and came back to the United States.”
  • Maybe your site is linked off of a known “hate site?” Maybe someone posting to a forum on another site they decided to ban posted a link to your site. I guess that is hate by association, right?

The “reasons” will not matter, as you will only find out AFTER it is done.

Your only hope is that someone will come in and decide to take your case on to get your domain back. Do you think The American Civil Liberties Union would come in and protect conservative bloggers? Not likely.

Let’s say you can bankroll a very expensive appeal. You will spend a year or two going through the process, and your site will die on the vine while there is some “seized domain” message up that makes you look like you were stopped just in time from posting Obama’s overseas birth certificate.

ONE VOTE AWAY FROM FUNDAMENTALLY SHUTTING DOWN POLITICAL SPEECH

The Federal Elections Commission is one vote away from fundamentally shutting down political speech in a big way.

We’re going to all need to learn how to operate in a world where our domains can go away without warning. We need to understand that we cannot let these people come in and destroy our ability to communicate.

He Hates All of Us:

Barack Obama hates all of us. Whenever he talks about “The Tea Party” he is talking about everyone on our side that has an opinion that differs from his own. When you hear the disgust in his voice, he is directing that disgust at all of us. When he slices his golf ball when the thought of any of us comes in his head, he hits it a little harder as he cannot stand that we still have the right to oppose him. He is going to do everything he can to shut us all down as he closes out his final two years in office.

These Illegal Aliens Simply Refuse to Report as They Agreed, Yet Obama is Okay With It

These Illegal Aliens Simply Refuse to Report as They Agreed, Yet Obama is Okay With It

Now this report comes via the Associated Press. That is about as close as you can get to Obama as “Organizing for America,” yet they are telling this story. The Washington Post picked it up. Another bastion of Obama: “The Homeland Security Department privately acknowledged that about 70 percent of immigrant families failed to reportContinue Reading

The Tea Party and GOP Need to Distance themselves from “Militia Members”

The Tea Party and GOP Need to Distance themselves from “Militia Members”

There is this disturbing trend of the national media associating Tea Party members and the GOP with these militia members that run around the country with their guns ready to get involved in anything they think might make them feel important. We all saw what happened with Cliven Bundy, that Clark County, Nevada rancher, who just decidedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

The Left is Wrapping Barack Obama in Fish, making him “Sing” for his Supper

The Left is Wrapping Barack Obama in Fish, making him “Sing” for his Supper

Until today I never knew that TMZ.com had a site called “FishWrapper.”  My wife left TMZ open on her computer and this ad for TMZ’s FishWrapper.com site was showing through: Of course when I see something from the left where they describe treating Obama as a circus clown, I have to look much closer! InContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Get This: #ObamaCare Funding Not Coming in as Expected? Who would have thought?

Get This: #ObamaCare Funding Not Coming in as Expected? Who would have thought?

How’s that ObamaCare thing working out? Apparently not well, not well at all. Will the patient survive? While we all hope not, Obama will just change things.   Fox News reports the money is not coming in per IG report: ObamaCare tax not meeting revenue target because companies not paying, audit finds The audit byContinue Reading

Judge rules against Gov. Jindal in Louisiana Common Core lawsuit

Judge rules against Gov. Jindal in Louisiana Common Core lawsuit

Judge Todd Hernandez issued a written ruling Tuesday.   This from Fox News: Gov. Bobby Jindal’s effort to derail Louisiana’s use of the Common Core education standards was halted Tuesday by a state judge who said the governor’s actions were harmful to parents, teachers and students. Judge Todd Hernandez lifted Jindal’s suspension of contracts theContinue Reading

Breaking News on #Ferguson Shooting, New Video Potentially Exonerates Officer

Breaking News on #Ferguson Shooting, New Video Potentially Exonerates Officer

This I give full credit to TheConservativeTreehouse.com and one of their comment posters for finding. BOTH LINKS ARE INCLUDED BELOW. What happens at about 6:28 for about a minute is an unbiased witness telling someone else what he saw. He essentially says that their was a scuffle. The two men tried to take away theContinue ReadingContinue Reading