Friday, November 21, 2008

Watch Those Constitutional Rights

I've been taking a bit of a sabbatical from politics after the never-ending Presidential campaign and election, but Ed Morrissey has two excellent posts today highlighting just two of the ways our 1st and 2nd Amendment rights may be threatened by the coming Obama Administration.

The first post (click title of this post) is about Obama's unusual interest in whether potential administration employees or their families own guns.

It's no more Obama's business if an applicant or spouse owns a gun than it is to inquire about religion or other personal matters.

Morrissey also points out that Obama's pick for Attorney General has advocated regulating Internet communication: he wants "reasonable restrictions, reasonable regulations in how people interact on the Internet."

And who decides what's "reasonable"?

Add to this the ever-present threat by Democrats to shut down talk radio via reinstating the so-called "Fairness" Doctrine or by using "localism" and you've got a two-pronged front that could open up on voices dissenting with the Obama Administration.

Morrissey: "We apparently will have an incoming administration blissfully ignorant of the Constitution they will swear to defend. Barack Obama couldn’t articulate a coherent statement on gun rights despite his supposed status as a Constitutional scholar, Joe Biden couldn’t figure out what Article I actually establishes, and now Eric Holder hasn’t read the First Amendment."

To learn more about localism, here's an editorial at Human Events.


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