Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Gingrich "reexamines" free speech

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It says in my profile, on the top of the page here, that I am an "expatriate", but if Gingrich has his way you'll soon be able to consider me an "exile". Not only have these fools not been able to catch Osama bin Laden, they give me the distinct impression that bin Laden has won his war... He has destroyed the United States or what was truly worth defending of the United States: what any American anywhere considers his/her birthright. DS

Abstract: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich yesterday said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism. Gingrich, speaking at a Manchester awards banquet, said a "different set of rules" may be needed to reduce terrorists' ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message. "We need to get ahead of the curve before we actually lose a city, which I think could happen in the next decade," said Gingrich, a Republican who helped engineer the GOP's takeover of Congress in 1994. Gingrich spoke to about 400 state and local power brokers last night at the annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment award dinner, which fetes people and organizations that stand up for freedom of speech. READ IT ALL

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Should I call you a chav? Freedom of expression is a human right, it doesn't have so much to do with the US really. In my opinion the anglo-puritan ethos has always been like a pair of ever-present censors scissors.

And you also missed a macabre Fallujah reference re Gingrichs "lost city" remark...