Another excuse to attack free speech

We read:
"Pennsylvania Rep. Robert Brady, a Democrat from Philadelphia, is proposing new limits on free speech. On Sunday, Brady told CNN that he plans to introduce a bill that would make it a crime for anyone to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or violent against a federal official.

Brady told CNN Sunday that federal lawmakers and other government officials to have the same protections against rhetorical threats as the president, whose threats are monitored by the U.S. Secret Service. “The president is a federal official,” Brady said. “You can’t do it to him; you should not be able to do it to a congressman, senator or federal judge.”

In particular, Brady says he takes specific offense to the electoral map produced by Sarah Palin’s political action committee during the 2010 midterm election which “targeted” a number of key swing districts. “You can’t put bulls eyes or crosshairs on a United States congressman or a federal official,” Brady said.


The recently defeated Labour party government in Britain was obsessed with targets for everything: How long a person has to wait before they are treated in a public hospital, for instance. And the police had targets for all sorts of things, such as how long it took them to respond to a crime report. Obviously a government that was inciting mass murder.

Perhaps one of the few amusing things in this matter is the fact that Democrats have also used maps with targets on them in political campaigns. Only they used bullseyes instead of crosshairs on their map. Only a Leftist would think that was a significant difference. Both maps here.

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