During the course of Barack Obama’s presidency America’s first ammendment right to free speech has been violated in more ways than anyone can comprehend. From FCC regulations, Internet sensorship, obscene hate crimes laws and other regulatory nightmares to the latest sneak attack by the Obama administration [H.R. 347]. [H.R. 347], known as the No Trespass Bill, basicallly establishes restricted free speech areas. The previous law makes it illegal to enter or remain in an area where certain government officials (more particularly, those with Secret Service protection) will be visiting temporarily if and only if the person knows it’s illegal to enter the restricted area but does so anyway, [H.R. 347] expands current law to make it a crime to enter or remain in an area where an official is visiting even if the person does not know it’s illegal to be in that area and has no reason to suspect it’s illegal. Thus we now have free speech prohibited areas, Say hello to Big Brother. Violation of this law is a federal felony.
In 2009, Alcee Hastings introduced a hate crimes [Section 4701 of H.R. 2647] (The Mathew Sheppard Hate Crimes Law) law that makes just an utterance of anything that can be construed as racial or anti homosexual, a felony and a federal hate crime if that utterance preceeds any threat or violence against a person that can relate that uttereance to themselves. The example of this law is if someone walks out of a Christian church and gets into a physical altercation with a person of homosexual preference, the physical altercation could lead to a felony hate crime charge for the person who walked out of the church. This is simply because Christianity states in the “Old Testament” that Homosexuality is an abomination and that means “Hate” in the eyes of the liberal left. This was the beginning of Obama’s attack on Free Speech and the introduction of a protected class.
Then there were the attacks on the FCC and internet sensorship. Lets not forget Obama’s FCC Czar Mark Lloyd’s praise for Hugo Chavez, who has decimated free speech in Venezuela. Its clear, that dictators need to quash free speech in order to gain and maintain total control over a populace. It has been done over and again throughout history. Now America is having its experimentation with dictatorships.