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    Obama Moves to Silence Gun Groups and Other Political Opponents

    Fresh from his efforts to seize government control of the health services sector (ObamaCare) and the financial markets ("finance reform"), Barack Obama has a new priority: silence his political opposition.

    As satisfying as it was for Obama to seize control of one-sixth of the economy, he has had to suffer protest from the "little people" (like us). So he is pushing the Orwellian "DISCLOSE" bill (HR 5175) to make sure gun groups and other pro-freedom forces cannot mobilize their members in the upcoming elections.

    When Obama says "disclose," what he really means is "disclose gun group membership lists"

    Not surprisingly, these efforts to shut down free speech don't apply to Obama allies, like Democratic-leaning labor unions. They only apply to groups which are not reliable Obama allies, like Gun Owners of America.

    But, for those groups whose free speech is targeted for Obama's wrath under this bill, the consequences are severe:

    * Under Title II of the bill, GOA (and other groups, as well as many bloggers) who merely mention public officials within 60 days of an election could be required to file onerous disclosures -- potentially including their membership lists.

    * Also under Title II, GOA could be required to spend as much as half of the time of a 30-second ad on government-written disclosures.

    * In addition, Sections 201 through 203 would potentially put the government's snooping eyes on any American who voices a political opinion, despite the fact that the Supreme Court, in Buckley v. Valeo, declared that Americans have a right to voice their opinion to an unlimited extent, if unconnected with a political campaign.

    Here's an idea: If Obama is so irritated at the Supreme Court's defense of political free speech by groups like GOA, why doesn't he apply his sleazy new rules to his political allies, as well?

    ACTION: Please urge your congressman to vote against the anti-gun HR 5175. This bill has moved out of committee and has now been placed on the House calendar.

    You can use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send a pre-written message to your Representative.

    ----- Pre-written letter -----

    Dear Representative:

    I urge you to oppose HR 5175, a bill that will deny the free speech rights of all Americans. Under Title II of this bill:

    * Groups like Gun Owners of America (and other groups, as well as many bloggers) who merely mention public officials within 60 days of an election could be required to file onerous disclosures -- potentially including their membership lists -- even though the Supreme Court has previously ruled in NAACP v. Alabama that membership lists (like those of GOA's) are off limits to government control.

    * Also, groups like GOA and the NRA could be required to spend as much as half of the time of a 30-second ad on government-written disclosures.

    * In addition, Sections 201 through 203 would potentially put the government's snooping eyes on any American who voices a political opinion, despite the fact that the Supreme Court, in Buckley v. Valeo, declared that Americans have a right to voice their opinion to an unlimited extent, if unconnected with a political campaign.

    Here's an idea: If Obama is so irritated at the Supreme Court's defense of political free speech by groups like GOA, why doesn't he apply the new rules in HR 5175 to his political allies (like the labor unions), as well?

    Suffice it to say, if you care anything about the First or Second Amendments, you will vote against HR 5175. GOA will be scoring this vote on their rating of Congress.

    Sincerely,

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    Gun Owners of America
    Tuesday, June 8, 2010
    Last edited by lukem; 06-09-2010 at 12:40 PM.
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    It is one thing after another with this guy.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Send in your emails and letters. FW this to all your friends. We need to get this shot down!


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    Quote Originally Posted by lukem View Post
    Send in your emails and letters. FW this to all your friends. We need to get this shot down!
    E-mail sent.

    (Intentional pun there, Lukem?)
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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    I sent a e-mail even though my Conressmen will vote against it anyway. Please everyone else send something off on this.

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    Done.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Done
    Semper Fi

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    I would, but...


    And it's not just that. Even adding the security exception, the doorknob's contact page is broken. Hmmm. In an election year, I wonder why.
    When they "Nudge. Shove. Shoot.",
    Don't retreat. Just reload.

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    Done via the GOA page.

    Peace...
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

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