Monday, September 29, 2008

MO Governer Issues Statement on Obama Gestapo Tactics

Governor Matt Blunt of Missouri issued the following official statement following reports that the Obama campaign was taking Gestapo-like actions against free speech in the state.

“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.

“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are they just going to give mis-informed bloggers a handy pamphlet about Obama:

"The truth squad's plan is to indentify false attacks and respond immediately with truthful information, Joyce and McCulloch say."1

Or are they gonna haul you off to jail?:

"They plan to respond immediately to any misleading advertisements and statements that might violate Missouri ethics laws."2

If they just want to "inform you", then why the prosecutors and sheriffs? Why not enlist the retired Obama-supporter down the street to chat with you over a cup of coffee? Why the need to have a public law-enforcement office holder to run you down in the street??

I guess we all need to practice our "Heil Obama!" I want to make sure I stay on the good side so no one tries to haul me off in a rail car packed with like-minded souls to go take a communal shower...

1,2 - both quotes from: