Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Free speech and foreign governments... State Department--yer doin' it wrong...

Okay, so the whole Lowe's kerfluffle is starting to become part of a bigger picture now.  Apparently the State Department is having a three day conference with various Islamic governments regarding free speech in America.  Or as the State Department would have it, not-so-much free speech in America.  Does it frighten anyone else when a representative of the United States government (Hannah Rosenthal) is quoted thusly:
The meeting is a great success, she said, because governments in the multinational Organisation for Islamic Cooperation have dropped their demand that criticism of Islamic ideas be treated as illegal defamation. Member countries include Pakistan, Iran, Saudia Arabia and Qatar.
 In July of 2011, Hillary Clinton was quoted as saying:
So we are focused on promoting interfaith education and collaboration, enforcing antidiscrimination laws, protecting the rights of all people to worship as they choose, and to use some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming, so that people don’t feel that they have the support to do what we abhor.
 Of course she wouldn't refer to it as social engineering or suppression of free speech--especially the free speech of Americans to criticize whomever they feel is deserving of such criticism.  But now we have the MSM, hip hop artists, and such trying to heap shame and pressure upon a corporation for merely pulling its advertising from a television show.

The fact that the State Department isn't telling these other governments to go pound sand is frightening in the extreme.  They are letting them set terms and are happy when the citizens of this country, whose values they are supposed to be representing, are 'allowed' to remain intact.  The fact that Clinton is an accessory to this abhorrence makes her no better than her master.

We are the United States of America and our Constitution is the basis for our rights.  The fact that the government is trying daily, on several fronts, to undermine those rights means that they have reached the point of needing to be replaced.  All of them.  Shut it down.  All of it. 

The states can pick up the pieces as they should have been all along.  Those states that made good choices will do well, the others will have to find reality and build themselves anew without help from the outside.


Old NFO said...

That it is, the first steps in censorship are coming... THIS crap will be the camel's nose under the tent!

Don said...

Why should this country kowtow and make nice to countries whose laws, beliefs, and policies are anathema to ours?

It seems to me that they have no problem disagreeing with us.

Midwest Chick said...

NFO--and the government is lifting the edge of the tent for them.

Don--exactly. This type of crap hidden under the guise of diplomacy is what makes the NAACP think they can petition the UN to intervene in states' voting laws. We are the United States, not Europe, not a muslim colony. When the government allows citizen's rights to be dictated by a foreign body, especially a religious-based one, they are undermining everything this country is based on.