DOJ continues its assault on American’s First Amendment rights

Today’s Human Events reports that the Department of Justice continues their assault on the First Amendment rights of American citizens, this time an individual’s right of Freedom of Speech versus the DOJ’s previous assaults on the Freedom of the Press consisting of threats and intimidation of AP and Fox investigative reporters.

This stuff could have been taken directly from George Orwell’s novel, “1984” in which Newspeak and thought control were prevalent in Big Brother’s Inner Party, in which a Ministry of Justice would break any laws they considered themselves above, just like the Obama regime.


The Administration’s outreach to the Muslim community will include an upcoming seminar in Tennessee, at which U.S. Attorney Bill Killian will warn Americans to watch what they say about Muslims on social media, or they could face prosecution under civil-rights laws.

“This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion,” Killian said in an interview with local reporters. “This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.”

We’ve come a long way since liberals hyperventilated about “chillwinds” blowing through free speech whenever Bush Administration officials made offhanded comments about watching our language after 9/11.

Now we’ve got people with real enforcement power cracking down on free speech they disapprove of – from DOJ’s pursuit of pesky reporters, through the IRS crackdown on political dissidents, and now ominous warnings about freedom of speech being very selectively trumped by civil-rights laws.

Does anyone think we’ll be seeing civil-rights prosecutions for fiery Islamic rhetoric directed against infidels?

Speaking of the IRS scandal, among the dissidents targeted by Obama’s little helpers were Christian pro-life groups, including one which was instructed to hand over its prayers for bureaucratic examination. Will those IRS agents face civil-rights prosecution?

Most likely they will be immune from DOJ prosecution – without the president’s knowledge, of course.