Dear Readers: In case any of you were wondering — NO, WE CATHOLICS HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE DETESTABLE HHS MANDATE. Yesterday, a brochure on “considerations on voting”, here is a sample:
Catholics around the country are probably getting similar materials. Yet, I am suppose to believe polls that have Obama dominating this November.
I think not.
Especially when there is a Facebook page: Catholics Against Obama.
This got me to thinking about the news of the detainment and questioning of the film-maker, who produced “Innocence of Muslims” that is falsely blamed for the chaos erupting through the Muslim world.
I wanted to know: Exactly how much of the First Amendment has been obliterated by the Obama Administration?
People generally refer to one part or the other on this item, but let’s have a look at the full set:
The amendment prohibits:
- The making of any law respecting an establishment of religion.
STATUS CHECK - Uncertain. To be fair, I haven’t tried to establish any religion — or know anyone else who has.
- Impeding the free exercise of religion.
STATUS CHECK – Gone, as indicated in the introduction.’
- Abridging the freedom of speech.
STATUS CHECK – Nuked completely, as evidenced by the continuing story on the filmmaker whose sole crime was making a film that embarrassed the Obama Administration.
- Infringing on the freedom of the press.
STATUS CHECK – Gone and buried. Evidence is mounting of manipulation and coordination showing that journalists are essentially another arm of government, not the watchdog of our freedoms as originally envisioned .
- Interfering with the right to peaceably assemble.
STATUS CHECK - Vaporized. This, via College Insurrection: Students protesting Joe Biden restricted “free speech zone” at Wright State
Students attempting to protest Vice President Joe Biden’s appearance at Wright State University on Wednesday were removed at the direction of the Secret Service to a “free-speech zone” far from the campaign event.
The incident, captured on video, depicts a small group of students holding Romney/Ryan and “Defeat Obama” signs as they were approached by contracted security officials who directed them to move to an area designated for “free speech.”
- Prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
STATUS CHECK: Obliterated, as is evidenced by Jim Treacher’s piece: The State Department doesn’t have to answer your questions either
“I’m a federal agent and I’m not allowed to talk to the media,” McGuinn said, citing “liability.” McGuinn initially declined even to reveal which agency he works for. “You can refer to the [DC] police department report,” he said before hanging up abruptly. (According the police department, no report will be publicly available for at least three days.)
According to Medlock, who writes under the name Jim Treacher, he was struck at about 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, while crossing M Street in downtown Washington. Medlock says he was walking within the bounds of the crosswalk, toward a blinking white signal, when a government SUV suddenly turned left and plowed into him, knocking him to the ground.
Bystanders tended to Medlock, collected his crushed glasses and called an ambulance. McGuinn, meanwhile, called The Daily Caller’s offices from the scene to tell Medlock’s colleagues about the incident. But he did not identify himself to them or to Medlock.
Medlock was taken to Georgetown University Hospital with a broken left knee, lacerations and bruises. He will undergo surgery later this week.
At the hospital, DC police officer John Muniz arrived to issue Medlock a $20 jaywalking ticket. Medlock was lying sedated on a gurney, so Muniz delivered the ticket to a Daily Caller colleague, who was at the hospital with Medlock. He looked embarrassed as he did so. Behind him stood a man dressed in a dark suit who identified himself as a “special agent.” He said nothing but wrote in a notebook.
Some thoughts after this analysis:
- It is obvious Obama is downsizing our Constitution like our credit rating!
- I have always wanted liberals to give the Second Amendment the same respect they gave the First. I guess I got my wish!
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR — YOU JUST MAY GET IT!
I talked to a friend who is neighbors with a Black Baptist Church in Tennessee — parishoners report that they are so unhappy with Obama’s stance on gay marriage that THEY ARE SITTING OUT THE ELECTION. Silvio Canto recently had a program that shows HISPANIC AMERICANS SAT OUT THE MOST RECENT ELECTION and he doesn’t see any sign of that changing. Young Americans absolutely don’t care about Obama.
Yet, I am suppose to believe Obama is ahead in polls generated using faulty analytics? Here is the only poll result analysis I will believe, based on the data that I have: