Censorship: This is How it Begins

Spain’s government is drafting a law that bans the photographing and filming of members of the police. The Interior Ministry assures they are not cracking down on freedom of expression, but protecting the lives of law enforcement officers.  …

­The new Citizen Safety Law will prohibit “the capture, reproduction and editing of images, sounds or information of members of the security or armed forces in the line of duty,” said the director general of the police, Ignacio Cosido. He added that this new bill seeks to “find a balance between the protection of citizens’ rights and those of security forces.”

The dissemination of images and videos over social networks like Facebook will also be punishable under the legislation.

via RT.

“Oh it could never happen here.”  That’s what the Spanish used to think.  Now look at them.

Note the language of the law. It’s the Citizen Safety Law.  Bullshit!  It has nothing to do with the safety of citizens.  It about making sure that people do not record the unlawful acts of their own government.

In case you don’t know, Spain is going through a tough time right now because for years and years they spend more money than the had.  They go too far into debt and now they have to pay the bills.  The austerity measures are not very popular.  So people have been taking to the streets.  The government don’t like that.

Keep this in mind as we start having to pay down our own debt.  Something is going to have to give… People are going to take to the streets.  There may very well be some violent confrontations between people and police.  Those confrontations need to be public.  Not limited to what the government, a/k/a The Ministry of Truth, tells us what happened.

It can happen there… it can happen here.  Prepare yourself.

Chick-fil-A Wavies 1st Amendment Rights

Chick-fil-A has pledged to stop giving money to anti-gay groups and to back off political and social debates after an executive’s comments this summer landed the fast-food chain smack in the middle of the gay marriage debate.

The Civil Rights Agenda, which dubs itself the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group in Illinois, said Chick-fil-A agreed in meetings to stop donating to groups such as Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage. Such groups oppose same-sex marriage.

via Chicago Tribune.

WT…?!  Why?

Everyone please note how the Left does not wish to openly discuss issues of public disagreement — No National Discourse will be held.

Opposing opinions will be silenced by any means necessary.

I fully support Chick-fil-A giving money to any political cause it likes.  I don’t have to eat there.

I fully support Progressive Ins. giving money to any leftest cause it likes.  I have have to buy Ins. from them.

Warren Buffet = Geico.  Don’t have to buy their ins. either.

Sheldon Adelson runs the Sands Casino group and gives a lot of money to Romney.  You don’t have to gamble at a Sands owned hotel.

I could go on.

But badgering people over and over and over and over and over and over until the have to submit to political correctness does not server the public good.  The solution for bad speech is not no speech but MORE speech.

If you disagree with me, fine.  Be polite, state your case.

I disagree strongly with what you say,
but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
–Voltaire –

This Civil Rights Agenda stands for anything but.  It’s evil.