by Ben Shapiro
Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
Obama is often billed as a Constitutional Law Professor, yet he was nothing but an instructor. Perhaps he taught CON LAW as this seems to be his only expertise, conning America.
Now with Obama using executive privilege to shield Holder from Contempt of Congress chargers, along with his continuous attempts to circumvent congress, uses agencies and the courts to further his agenda, he is done. Want to get ready in advance, turn the water on in a sink, you can see the water circling the drain and along with it, Obama’s single term.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed last week that groups like the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity and Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS should have to disclose exactly who’s behind the millions of dollars they’re spending to influence this election.
They’re going to try to avoid this for as long as they can. After all, they have a vested interest in being able to spend millions anonymously to influence our elections — many of the corporations and individuals funding their organizations don’t want their agendas to receive scrutiny from the press or the public.
We can make sure they don’t get away with hiding these donors — or their agendas. But it’s going to take a lot of us standing up, putting our foot down, and saying “Hell no.”
We’ve put together a petition demanding that these secret front groups disclose for the country exactly who their donors are. Do what these guys won’t do: Let the country know exactly what you stand for by adding your name today. ( Wow your link has been cut, wonder how that happened?)
Ask yourself: Don’t we all have a right to know exactly which corporations and individuals are spending millions in attack ads to influence elections — and what their agendas are? Sure we do when you turn in the list of your illegal contributions and bundlers that you “know nothing about.”
If you agree, add your name today: http://my.barackobama.com/Disclose-Your-Donors (A cool shadowy donor site)
First off, there is obvious irony to complaining about failure to disclose donors while attacking donors by name in the same sentence. There’s a reason donors don’t want their names disclosed – they don’t want to become the targets of national email campaigns that cite them as the root of all evil.
Second, no amount of “standing up, putting our foot down, and saying ‘Hell no’” is going to change the Supreme Court’s obviously correct ruling in Citizens United. Public outcry is not supposed to impact judicial decisions, particularly ones that go to fundamental constitutional rights.
But the Messina email ties into a broader mission that the Obama administration is now pushing: amending the First Amendment to go after corporate donors. This has become a serious proposal among Democrats. Back in April, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested that we amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) proposed the same thing back in December 2011. No wonder Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that the Obama administration was pursuing “bullying” and “intimidation” in an effort to go after conservative donors. The administration’s sponsorship of the so-called DISCLOSE Act is obviously an attempt to end-around the Citizens United decision, too. “This administration claims that the goal of this bill is transparency,” said McConnell, “but the enthusiasm with which it has embraced the thuggish tactics o the left suggests that its true goal is to silence critics.”
For Democrats and the Obama campaign, free speech takes a back seat to campaigning. When they say “Hell no,” they’re saying “Hell no” to the political participation of their enemies, and “Hell yes” to the persecution of those opponents.