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Obama Administration Trying To Silence Dissent

by @ 12:06 pm on October 28, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Education, Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Politics

This, quite frankly, is just outrageous:

This, finally, is too much: Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, walked up to former DC Councilman Kevin Chavous at an event and told him to pull an ad criticizing the administration for its opposition to the DC school voucher program. The Attorney General of the United States!

This is as outrageous and shameful as it is consistent with other administration hostilities toward free speech (see also here) and freedom of the press.

One hopes the voters will notice stuff like this and make them pay for it.

4 Responses to “Obama Administration Trying To Silence Dissent”

  1. Vast says:

    Is there proof that this occurred from a source other than an neoconservative opinion magazine?

  2. Chavous, who happens to be a black Democrat, has talked about it on local television as well

  3. Vast says:

    If it’s true Holder is definitely overstepping his bounds. However I am quickly developing a high level of skepticism toward stories such as this. I wonder if anyone has interviewed any of the other people that were there or asked Holder directly.

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