Democrats Launch A Full Assault on Free Speech

ob2“It is absolutely unacceptable to single out any political group — right, left or center — and say we’re going to target them. That is unthinkable. That goes back to some of the worst days of the Richard Nixon administration.”  —U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on IRS targeting of conservative groups for special scrutiny, May 13, 2013.

Free speech isn’t always free especially if the left doesn’t like what you have to say.

To further the left’s assault on the Constitution,  Liberal Illinois Democrat  Senator Dick Durbin, is attempting to intimidate contributors of the American Legislative Exchange Council based on Florida’s “stand your ground” law that the left has made a rallying point to further their gun grab.

ALEC is a free-market organization of state legislators, businesses, and think tanks which has also focused on self-defense and gun rights legislation.

After announcing that he would investigate Stand Your Ground laws through the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights which he chairs,  Durbin sent letters to business leaders earlier this month, demanding to know if they backed ALEC or Stand Your Ground laws.

Durbin’s letter and threat to hold a hearing is  an attempt by the left to intimidate donors not only of ALEC but all conservative donors to any organization the left doesn’t approve of.    UCLA law professor Adam Winkler said “There’s little the Department of Justice can do. States are allowed to have their own criminal laws, including self-defense  laws.  DOJ may be able to pursue civil rights charges in individual cases, but it has  no authority to overturn state laws.”

In a fishing expedition to somehow find “racial bias”, Obama has already unleashed the  U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on states that have passed stand your ground laws.  Durbin’s threats are merely the icing on the cake.

But despite all the posturing and threats and even one dumb statement by a Democratic Senator who claimed that stand your ground laws are detrimental to black youth,  approximately one-third of Florida “Stand Your Ground” claims  in fatal cases have been made by black defendants, and they have used the  defense successfully 55 percent of the time, at the same rate as the population  at large and at a higher rate than white defendants, according to a Daily Caller analysis of a database maintained by the Tampa Bay Times.   Additionally, the majority of victims in Florida “Stand  Your Ground” cases have been white.

African-Americans used “Stand Your Ground” defenses at nearly twice the rate  of their presence in the Florida population, which was listed at 16.6 percent in 2012.

These liberal progressive elite wouldn’t hesitate to sic their armed guards on you if they felt their lives were threatened – they just don’t think the “unwashed masses” are entitled to the same right.  


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