Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Speak Up And The Terrorists Win

Recently eaten: oatmeal, bleh
Recent annoyance: cars that roll up and stop IN the crosswalk

Shut Up for Free Speech! It could be a 2008 campaign slogan. Or how about, "Silence for America!"

Gingrich raises alarm at event honoring those who stand up for freedom of speech
"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.
Newt Gingrich

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.

Gingrich sharply criticized campaign finance laws he charged were reducing free speech and doing little to fight attack advertising. He also said court rulings over separation of church and state have hurt citizens' ability to express themselves and their faith."

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