Using The Giffords Shooting To Destroy Free Speech
by Pamela Geller
Now it is clear that Jared Loughner was stalking Gabrielle Giffords for years, long before Sarah Palin and her supposed “target” electoral map. Now it is clear that Loughner’s classmates were afraid of him months ago.
One teacher wrote last summer: “Hopefully he will be out of class very soon, and not come back with an automatic weapon.” A student wrote: “He frightened the daylights out of me. I kept saying to people, ‘I’m afraid he’s going to come into the class with a gun.' ”
Not only was he dangerous, he was a Leftist. Loughner’s high school friend, Caitie Parker, remembers him as a “political radical” who was “Left-wing, quite liberal.” Loughner also has a creepy “music video” up on YouTube, in which he is dressed as a terrorist and burns an American flag.
Now that we know it proves true what I said on Saturday at 4:16 p.m. (Atlas was first with the youtube channel): that Loughner was a Left-wing radical loon. Nonetheless, be warned. The Left is still trying to use this lunatic’s insane actions to try to shut us up.
That’s what the Democrats do. Two proposals are floating. One is designed to tamp down the political rhetoric. What does that mean? It won’t apply to the left -- that much is sure. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), said Sunday: “We are in a dark place in this country right now; the atmospheric condition is toxic. Much of it originates here in Washington D.C., and we export it around the country.”
His solution? Muzzle the Right.
This from the congressman who lied and said he heard a “chorus” of Tea Partiers use an ugly racial epithet. Yet no evidence -- none -- was ever found for this allegation. There were thousands of people there, with hundreds of video cameras rolling. Not one caught this “chorus.” So Cleaver eventually retracted his claim. But now he is proposing speech restrictions? You can’t make this stuff up.
And Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) plans legislation to make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening to a federal official.
First Amendment out the window. Free speech, as long as it is speech the fascists like.
And why is a federal official’s life more valuable than say, mine? I get death threats all the time using jihadic language and Islamic symbols. Let’s outlaw those too, eh?
The killer was a madman -- Loughner stalked Giffords for three years. The killer’s eerie note: “I planned ahead.“
Three years. That means that he started before Palin became a key national figure, before the Tea Party and before the 2010 Republican win. So all those charges are just hate propaganda designed to destroy our best people. Loughner was no conservative. He was nuts. Period.
Exception makes bad law. The father of the 9-year-old angel who was shot in the chest does not want restrictions on free speech.
Of course, gun control is also on the fascist agenda of exploitation of this mass murder. More Lefty lies to control and disarm the people.
As if gun control will improve mental illness. Yes, let’s take guns out of the hands of decent, law-abiding citizens. Amazing how the Republicans postponed all House business, yet the Democrats are rushing this legislation.
Consider this: The rabid obsession that the media and the Democrats have exhibited in hanging the Right with the Arizona slaughter of six by a Left-wing radical is a mirror inversion of the Democrats’ and media’s obsession with the silence on the religious motive behind Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s jihad at Fort Hood, which led to the slaughter of 14.
Major Hasan was a proud shaheed. He had come out as a jihadi on grand grounds. He had “Soldier of Allah” imprinted on his business card. Anwar al-Awlaki was his imam. He distributed copies of the Koran on the morning of this Islamic attack on the U.S. military base. Hasan screamed the war cry of jihad, “Allahu Akbar,” as he mowed down our soldiers at Fort Hood. And if that wasn’t bad enough, we had to be lectured, counseled and admonished for months afterward against “Islamophobia” (which is effectively the enforcement of Islamic law against blasphemy).
As our brave soldiers lay dying, many dead, the chief concern of Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey in the bloody aftermath was that “speculation could potentially heighten backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers. And what happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here.” That was the kickoff. A threat to diversity was the problem, not jihadis in the military.
The wreckage that is being caused by the media’s scorched-earth tantrum is a shock to the American system. If they get away with it, nothing will be the same.
Email, write, snail mail, call your congressman and say no to this. Why punish the American people by shredding the Constitution? Say no to the left’s attempt to use this tragedy to further Left-wing totalitarian aims.
Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs website and former associate publisher of the New York Observer. Her op-eds have appeared in the Washington Times, WorldNetDaily, the American Thinker, Israel National News and other publications.