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Barack Obama’s Grand Illusion [Updated & Bumped Scrubbing!]

October 1, 2008

From Berlin (a twisted irony in and of itself) to Fredericksburg, VA. The banning of free speech as insisted upon by the Obama campaign.

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Goose stepping Administrators at the University of Mary Washington assisted Barack Obama in creating a “grand illusion”. Banning all signs and banners from an official Obama rally insuring no anti-Obama speech is visible to the public.
Hear of no evil.
Speak of no evil.
See no evil?
An illusion created to fool the masses.
The Obama camp news release as posted on UMW’s website..
Copied & pasted as it appears on site.
*Note: The “no signs or banners allowed” text is in all caps, adding an extra dose of emphasis.

Below is a news release that was distributed today by the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 24, 2008
Barack Obama and Joe Biden to Hold “Change We Need” Rally in Fredericksburg Saturday
***For security reasons, do not bring bags. Please limit personal items NO SIGNS OR BANNERS ALLOWED***

Change We Need? Or change or else.
Totalitarian tyrant

Signs of liberty – The Free Lance Star
Today’s Editorial

Why is the University of Mary Washington inhibiting free speech at today’s Obama-Biden rally?
Date published: 9/27/2008

NOT ALL COUNTRIES guarantee their citizens the right to virtually unbridled freedom of speech. The United States does. Would someone please tell the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama? And the dozing guardians of liberty at the University of Mary Washington?

Mr. Obama, the Democratic nominee for president, is scheduled to speak at a rally at the university today. The public is invited to this forum, on property it, the public, owns. However, signs and banners will not be allowed, according to the organizers and compliant campus officials. Suddenly, UMW is a First Amendment-Free, or at least a First Amendment-Crippled, Zone, subject to the self-serving preferences of politicos. Why does an Obama rally–or a McCain rally or a Nader rally–justify taking a little off the top of Americans’ most fundamental rights?

A UMW spokeswoman says that the Obama campaign required the sign-and-banner ban. That campaign tells us that the ban is for “security” reasons. But a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service, responsible for protecting presidential candidates, says that the service has no objection to signs at rallies, provided that no “part of the sign could be used as a weapon”–e.g., a heavy metal pole or a sharpened stick. Finally, the McCain campaign tells us, “We encourage people to make signs at our events.”

Regarding today’s event, one would expect better from a campaign bearing the name of a former professor of constitutional law. (See Ambrose Bierce’s definition of a lawyer: “one skilled in circumventing the law.”) And one would expect much better from a university that, in pursuit of a day of celebrity, a boost in prestige, and profits from its book store’s planned commemorative Obama T-shirts (now scotched), shaves away an American liberty purchased by men who turned white snow red and dry dirt wet with their sacrificial blood. This is a lot to swap for a mess of pottage. Remarks the Rutherford Institute’s John Whitehead, who has turpentined the Bush administration’s civil-rights record, “The Secret Service has a better free-speech viewpoint than the college.”

The First Amendment guarantees the freedoms of religion, speech, the press, peaceable assembly, petition of the government. Will one who aspires to the title Defender of the Constitution begin inhibiting these First Freedoms even before he is in office–at a public university?

[…]

H/T Jenn of the Jungle @The Political Jungle

Update 10-1-08
Websites scrubbed! If you click on the link I originally posted above you will no longer find the Obama rally news release posted on UMW’s website. And as a matter of fact, the event is not listed in the archived index. Which is now where the link will take you.

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I have a link to the
cached version here

Screen shots:
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Caught red handed!
I did find the official Obama press release posted on UMW Blogs News

Barack Obama at UMW this Saturday, Sept. 27
Sep 25th, 2008
by Reverend.
The following message if from the UMW Office of News and Public Information:

The University has just confirmed that Barak Obama and Joe Biden will attend a rally sponsored by the UMW Young Democrats on Saturday, September 27 at 5:15 p.m. in Ball Circle. All members of the UMW community are welcome to attend the public event.

Below is a news release that was distributed today by the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago.[…]

Now as far as Obama’s website goes I am unable to pull up a cached version of the news release posted on site. I did view it for myself the day I posted this article but did not capture a screenshot. Although I will note there is no mention of the rally in any indexed listings of Obama/Biden events. Odd no?
Let’s have a look…
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The rally was held Sept 27 2008. I see events held on Sept 23 and Sept 30 listed but none dated Sept 27 2008 at UMW. Coincidence? I think not. The press release is not to be found. Why?
Because it included

***For security reasons, do not bring bags. Please limit personal items NO SIGNS OR BANNERS ALLOWED***

????

He was there he has a vid up on YouTube. “Barack in the Virginia Rain” LMAO! What kind of candy ass crap is that. Psst…guess what there are signs all throughout the crowd. BUT..only Obama signs.
I felt so strongly about this flagrant denial of free speech I tried to post a comment asking O why he would do such a thing.
Sigh..To my dismay I have no free speech on his YouTube account either. Comment not approved.
I have tried to post comments on other occasions and have never been disrespectful to the point it would warrant a ban on my commenting. (Not my style) I have only inquired why his YT account is so heavily moderated. No answers to my questions. Denied.

Barack Obama the presidential candidate who always keeps things above board. Sure he does. If you believe that I have some swampland to sell you in Saudi.

Original timestamp: September 28, 2008 @ 19:14

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  1. September 28, 2008 7:29 pm

    And in Missouri they want to arrest or sue you if you say anything against the One, notwithstanding the Governor outing Obama’s Gestapos members there.

    This is beyond sick, this is Fascism 101…

    Carlos Echevarria’s last blog post..Open Thread: Obama playing politics with soldier

  2. September 28, 2008 7:57 pm

    Carlos

    Bone chilling. Absol-freaking-lutley bone chilling.

    Quote from above:

    …shaves away an American liberty purchased by men who turned white snow red and dry dirt wet with their sacrificial blood.

    People! Ask yourselves. If the bastard gets away with murder now, what in the hell is in store for U.S. if he (God forbid) becomes president???!!!

    Once free speech is lost the foundation of freedom crumble. For free speech is the foundation of freedom.

    For readers who have not yet heard…
    I posted on the Mo. Obama law enforcement truth squad here.

  3. mike permalink
    September 28, 2008 8:35 pm

    Obama is turning out to be The Big Let-Down of ’08.
    Obama kept insinuating that He is The Second Coming but every time we’ve held our breaths waiting for him to change water into wine, we’ve been disappointed. Obama kept telling us to ‘tune in next week!’ and he never delivers, the miracle never comes. There is nothing there.
    Obama’s has a problem with clarity. I have systematically studied both his autobiographies and I still don’t know what kind of man I’m dealing with. When he was first showcased on TV, my interest was aroused. I used to find Obama enigmatic, but now he just comes off as vacuous, empty.
    Obama’s two books address the questions of “Journey of Discovery to Where?” and “Who Am I?” We can all relate to such pondering. But Obama does not give us an answer. If he has found the answer since publishing those two books two years ago then he hasn’t told us yet.
    McCain has been on a longer and harder personal journey. There can be nothing more extreme than surviving daily torture for five years. Can you imagine that? To be beaten day-in and day-out, starved, your hands and legs bound by chains? McCain already knows what he can take, and humbly knows where he breaks. Every man and woman has a breaking point. It is very human. McCain already knows his, even though he held out as long as he could.
    What trials or stories of human devastation has Obama endured? I can’t imagine being Black in America is an easy thing. But Obama was raised in Polynesia by white grandparents and then went on to Harvard, community service, the Senate, and now the presidency. Obama’s journey seems to have been very easy. His skin color opened all the right doors for him instead of slamming them shut. Obama didn’t march against segregation. Obama didn’t fight for affirmative action. He planted no tree. He carried no water for that tree. Obama has just come along and picked the fruits. That is easy street. This is not a great American story. This is not a triumph of will over adversity. This is a story of baby-boomer entitlement. This is the story of the yuppy next door. These stories are a dime a dozen on aisle 3 at Whole Foods.
    You may agree or disagree with McCain but at least you know where he stands. He has a long track record to judge him by. McCain has a long list of hits and misses. He has made mistakes (like us all) but that is because he had been trying to do things and change things all his life. Obama markets himself as the candidate with an unblemished record, but that is only because he doesn’t have a record. We have nothing to judge Obama by. All he gives us is his word and we are supposed to put all our trust in his future promises. But these promises keep changing: Obama has produced two contradictory promises on Iraq, two contradictory promises on NAFTA, and two contradictory promises on taxes. Are we supposed to judge him by the original promise he made, or by his most recent one? The candidate who flows with the changing winds of polls is the lightweight. That much we know.
    I feel very embarrassed for buying into the Obama phenomena. Maybe now that the weather is changing I see things in a new light. I feel sheepish for falling for the marketing pitch. Where do I go to get a refund?
    I think that many voters like me are looking for clarity in our next president. I feel I know what kind of man McCain is, and that I can trust him. McCain gets my vote.

  4. September 29, 2008 1:57 pm

    Jack booted thuggery!

    No Compromise’s last blog post..Call Congress Today! Vote NO on any Tax Paid Bailout!

  5. September 30, 2008 2:44 pm

    The scary thing about these people on the left is they call we conservatives the jackbooted thugs .

    It does really show how stupid and scary mixed together can really mesmerize the uneducated and pathetic wayward masses on the left..I like you hope and pray the conservatives out there see as our duty to keep this man out of Washington much less the White House, we they must all turn out like never before to defeat this true fascist.

    look at the vid on the Ray’s blog post link below and tell me this indoctrination doesn’t scare you..

    Chicago Ray’s last blog post..Obama Mind Programming Continues, The New Obama Anthem To Replace Pledge Of Allegiance

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