Democrats vs. Free Speech

Terry Eastlake, Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard, has written an important article revealing nefarious liberal schemes to undercut U.S. Supreme Court decisions relating to elections and our fundamental First Amendment freedom of speech rights.

The article, Democrats vs. Free Speech is a must read for conservative Americans desiring insight into the seemingly endless machinations of the left.

As an example of such suppression tactics, this CNS news report provides the background to the manipulative efforts of John McCain and his then Democrat senate ally Russ Feingold (WI) in their attempt to overturn First Amendment protections and empower incumbent politicians with the clout to prohibit public criticism —- virtually an incumbent protection racket. This specific case involved their attempt to silence Wisconsin Right to Life.

In 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court soundly rejected the assault on free speech imposed by the deceptively named “Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002” —- widely known as the McCain-Feingold Act.

In November 2010, Wisconsin voters rose up and ejected Feingold in favor of conservative Ron Johnson. Arizona voters were not as successful in their senate race. The alarmed McCain, unpopular with Constitution-based voters, dumped over $30 million into his effort against conservative former U.S. Rep. JD Hayworth. McCain has since been censured by state and county GOP officers and both he and his underling Jeff Flake have staggering low poll numbers —- the worst in the nation.


9 Responses to Democrats vs. Free Speech

  1. PV Voter says:

    Eastlake’s article is terrific. Based on this informative piece, I’ll be subscribing to the magazine, something I haven’t done in a few years. Thanks for posting this link, SRAZ! And thanks for the reminder re: McCain-Feingold Act, which set the stage for such election schemes.
    Given this background I’d be curious to know why Arizona Right to Life’s John Jakubczyk is so keen on McCain. McCain brought the lawsuit against Wisconsin Right to Life.

    • Clementine says:

      This is John Mccain on abortion. He’s a big tent guy. The only person excluded from the tent is the dead baby.

  2. American Dad says:

    I’m sure McCain and Flake haven’t missed the flattening of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Regardless of how the Republican establishment tries to configure his defeat, he was crushed for his commitment to pushing amnesty, that he deceptively called “reform.” Arizonans know that trickery all too well. I hope the AZ 4 are paying attention. For me and those I speak with, amnesty is the deciding factor. I will no longer donate to, work for, or vote for, anyone giving aid and comfort to our invaders. I love my country and my family too much.

    • azgary says:

      if the az4 will not commit to opposing amnesty and illegals leaving the country they do not deserve a vote. the op-ed the three published showed they support amnesty, which means they prefer illegals and lobbyist bribes to American citizens.

      I have called their offices repeatedly regarding the op-ed, and all the people answering denied knowledge of it and repeated they do not have the views they themselves espoused.

      they are liars.

      if they(or ANY other candidate) will not take the FAIR Pledge, do not vote for them, or you will be voting for amnesty.
      FAIR Pledge:

  3. LD 23 PC says:

    The shaky McCain pulled out all stops in 2010, running non stop and deceptive ads, and (as I recall) outspent Hayworth by about 10 to 1. McCain also used 2008 taxpayer matching funds to accomplish his dirty work.

  4. Sgt. Preston says:

    The voter base here in AZ is heavy with senior citizens who have bought into McCain’s war hero narrative, disputed by those who served with him. We also have a large number of newcomers who recognize his name when they are unfamiliar with others. Plus, he’s got megabucks from the Chamber lobbyists who want a ready flow of cheap labor. Few dare cross him because they know he will make their lives miserable. That’s how this bogus Republican keeps getting reelected. McCain’s nothing more than a fraud. Ditto Jeff Flake. They are both well known amnesty supporters who campaigned as conservatives and then immediately after the ballots were counted reverted back to their roles as amnesty pushers. Kyl did the same thing.

  5. azgary says:

    I have never voted anything other than republican my entire life, starting with Reagan.

    I have not voted for McCain since the keating five, and have voted for his opponent in every primary but left it blank in the general.

    if McCain and/or flake are the nominees next election I will vote democrat opposing them. I would rather an enemy I know than one that hides, lies and stabs me in the back all the while insulting me.

    im done with republicans out to kill me and my country. anybody who supports amnesty is out to destroy us, I will not tolerate it from somebody who is supposed to be on my team, yet repeatedly scores for the other side.

    if this is what it takes to get rid of them, so be it.

    • East Valley Conservative says:

      It’s difficult to argue with your logic. I have not voted for McCain, either. The perpetually grinning Flake is equally despicable, and will never receive my vote. It was imperative to McCain and Kyl, both longtime amnesty supporters, that Flake be elected to the open senate seat after Kyl retired. This amnesty assault on America is their paramount issue and Flake had already proven his bonding to it by his close association with extreme leftist Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez when they served together in the US House and co-authored amnesty legislation. In 2012 Gutierrez said Obama should use the executive power of the presidency to stop deportations and that he (Gutierrez) has “nothing but the greatest desire to be helpful, and to join arms with Obama, and march across the country toward his re-election.”
      These are the words of Flake’s close associate, who also thanked Flake for his help in “turning more red states blue.”

  6. Hagar says:

    First McCain, next McKyl, then McFlake, next McDucey? God help us all.