Thursday, August 6, 2009

Big Government is Watching YOU!

This sounds like something out of an Orwell novel. The White House has recently put together a new project that asks members of the public to flag down their fellow citizens if they say something in a conversation or email criticizing Obama's Health Plan. White House director of new media Macon Phillips urged the public in a blog posting to help the government track people who have put out "disinformation" or have criticisized Obama's Health Plan.
Phillips posted:

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to
Senator John Cornyn of Texas is calling for the White House to suspend the new projects on the grounds that it encroaches on the both people's privacy and freedom of speech.
Senator Cornyn writes:

I am not aware of any precedent for a President asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed ‘fishy’ or otherwise inimical to the White House’s political interests

I can only imagine the level of justifiable outrage had your predecessor asked Americans to forward emails critical of his policies to the White House. I suspect that you would have been leading the charge in condemning such a program -- and I would have been at your side denouncing such heavy-handed government action.

Tactics like these are not new to politics in fact they have been used worldwide for many years. This is textbook Marxism, first silence your enemies, create class warfare, and make everyone dependent on the government. Are Americans blind or are they just sticking their heads in the sand. This is what Obama must mean by creating peace:

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
-Karl Marx

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow.. I saw this day coming. I hate to tell everyone I told you so.