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Well, So Much For THAT Amendment!

Censored-First-AmendmentMike Vanderboegh (and a number of other bloggers) bring to our attention to a further attempted erosion of our rights.  This time, Amendment the First!

Advancing their quest for “common sense press control,” the Senate Judiciary Committee voted yesterday to define who the government will consider to be an “Authorized Journalist,” meaning if the measure becomes law, they will also be able to declare who is not. Voting 13-5 on “a compromise worked out by Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin in coordination with news organizations … the overall bill will … would codify many of the regulations proposed earlier this year by Attorney General Eric Holder,” Fox News reported.

Notice who the three Senators are, and who is specifically excluded as an ‘authorized journalist’ in their proposed definition of same.

(I’ll give you a hint)  BLOGGERS

ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.  (Wikipedia entry, quoting from George Orwell’s Animal Farm)

Be afraid.  Be VERY afraid.

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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6 thoughts on “Well, So Much For THAT Amendment!

  1. Fortunately, I make no pretension of being a journalist. But there are plenty of folks who are legit, just not paid. So since Komrade Feinstein has declared a salary to be the benchmark, the fight just got a little tougher.

    But not yet impossible.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | September 15, 2013, 8:41 am
  2. Hopefully, that twaddle won’t make it into law, only out of committee. Does show the elitist thinking of what passes for leadership in this country.

    Posted by WellSeasonedFool | September 15, 2013, 10:14 am
  3. UpChuckie, Durbin The Dick and FineSwine are just looking out for everyones best interests, which is par for the course for these Superheros of Righteousness and Good.

    Just because they want to tax the shit out of everyone who says anything contrary to the Dem machine, you blog writers/readers get all irritated like they have an agenda or something.

    What could possibly go wrong with common sense speech control?

    Posted by KM | September 15, 2013, 10:34 am

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