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Senator Kyl’s Quiet Warning

In a conversation on yesterday’s program, the always careful Jon Kyl underscored the temptation before Democrats right now:  Will the radicals in the caucus force the destruction of the Senate filibuster rules in order to pass cap-and-tax and other radical laws?

This is an immensely important development, one that is not being covered by the Democrats’ allies in the MSM in anything like the way discussions about the GOP’s “nuclear option” on judges was covered –with enormous hostility– by the lefty MSM in 2005.  Hearings in the Senate Rules Commmittee on the history of the filibuster are setting the stage of a Democratic jam down on the subject, even though Robert Byrd used his last major series of statements of the Senate to defend the practice.

Senator Kyl’s Quiet Warning » Not Good News.

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Dear friends,

Americans for Tax Reform stands strongly opposed to H.R. 5175, the DISCLOSE Act, which is expected to come to the House floor this week. We urge all of our members to contact their representatives to urge them to vote no on this blatant attack on free speech.

The DISCLOSE Act targets political speech by subjecting grassroots organizations and corporations to onerous disclosure requirements that make speaking nearly impossible. Curiously, labor unions, which have traditionally been treated the same as corporations in campaign finance governance, are not subject to the same regulation.

The legislation is legally dubious for several reasons; it is a thinly-veiled attempt to stifle politically unfavorable speech. The current language in H.R. 5175 arbitrarily preserves the First Amendment rights of some groups of speakers, while proscribing the same activities for others. This balancing of speech is wholly inconsistent with the notion of political expression ascribed in the Constitution.

The bill’s proponents argue this legislation is needed to curtail the Court’s decision in Citizens United. In fact, the DISCLOSE Act goes far beyond the issues addressed in the opinion, and uses the case as an excuse to strangle speech that was permitted before the Court’s ruling. Such a flagrant assault on these liberties cannot be tolerated.

Thus, I urge you to contact your representatives and tell them to vote NO on H.R. 5175, the DISCLOSE Act.

Tell them to vote no

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Florida GOP Sen. George LeMieux, speaking on the Senate Floor, slams the Obama Administration’s response to the Gulf Oil Spill Crisis.

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Who is standing with Arizona aginst the Obama Holder jihad aginst Americans? » Not Good News.

When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics. Such people were a valuable addition to his political base, since they were particularly susceptible to Hitler’s rhetoric and had far less basis for questioning his assumptions or his conclusions.

Useful idiots” was the term supposedly coined by V.I. Lenin to describe similarly unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union.

Thomas Sowell : Degeneration of Democracy – Townhall.com.

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