Thursday, December 15, 2011

Observations From the Back Row

By Rich Kozlovich

Once again.....Please read Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm!

Internet piracy bill: A free speech 'kill switch'
What began as an attempt to restrain foreign piracy on the Internet has morphed into a domestic “kill switch” on First Amendment freedom in the fastest-growing corner of the marketplace of ideas.  Proposed federal legislation purporting to protect online intellectual property would also impose sweeping new government mandates on internet service providers – a positively Orwellian power grab that would permit the U.S. Justice Department to shut down any internet site it doesn’t like (and cut off its sources of income) on nothing more than a whim.

Under the so-called “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) the federal government – which is prohibited constitutionally from abridging free speech or depriving its citizens of their property without due process – would engage in both practices on an unprecedented scale. And in establishing the precursor to a taxpayer-funded “thought police,” it would dramatically curtail technology investment and innovation – wreaking havoc on our economy.

Big Government Scares More Americans
Gallup just released a poll asking Americans who they fear most: big government, big business or big labor. Government terrifies more Americans than the other two combined, by a two-to-one margin.
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Next are three articles and a speech. It is amazing that so many know so much about every aspect of this man’s life...whether glorious or vainglorious...depending on your views, and yet people don't really know this man. He is a greenie first and foremost. And he is everything else that is said about him in these three articles. One absolutely negative, one absolutely positive and one that attempts to outline the realities. How can one man be all of these things and all of these things be absolutely true!

At the end, you will see one thing. When he focuses on foundational historical precedence for his views he gives a remarkable speech. No one....and I mean no one could overcome that in a debate.  RK

Newt: Speak Bombastically and Carry a Tiny Stick
If all you want is to lob rhetorical bombs at Obama and then lose, Newt Gingrich -- like recent favorite Donald Trump -- is your candidate. But if you want to save the country, Newt's not your guy.

Newt Versus the Ruling Class
The media elite and the Republican ruling class are remarkably similar in their political projection for the coming year. Journalists spent the entire year savaging every fast-rising challenger to Mitt Romney. The GOPs power pundits became equally agitated at the sniff of a conservative anywhere near the top of the GOP pack. It's the odor of extremism that both the elites in the media and the GOP have detested -- always.

Newtzilla to the Rescue
"How do we stop Newt?" I've now been asked that question by a lot of conservatives. It's not that I'm the go-to guy for that sort of question. Rather, one gets the sense that many "establishment" conservatives are asking everybody that question -- in staff meetings, at the chiropodist, even at the McDonald's drive-thru. ("I'll have two happy meals, two chocolate milks and -- by the way -- do you have any idea how to stop Newt?")

 What it will take to win.  Speech by Newt Gengrich at David Horowitz's Restoration Weekend.

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