Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Finally! A Republican with ....gumption?

Following the creation of the "fishy" snitch line in the White House, and the creative response by more than a few Americans, a Republication finally has spoken up, and spoken out, in a letter directed to the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania. I found the following at Faultline USA:

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Sen. John Cornyn Attacks Obama's Enemies List

Editor's Note:

This is related to an earlier story posted today: Letter to snitch line at the White House

The following press release just came in from Sen Cornyn's office:

Sen. Cornyn Calls On White House To Immediately Stop Compiling Political Enemies List

Sends letter to President Obama expressing grave concern over new White House program to monitor speech of American citizens’ with opposing political views

WASHINGTON—In a letter to President Obama, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, expressed serious concern about the White House’s new program requesting Americans to forward email chains and other communications opposing the President’s health care policies. Sen. Cornyn is seeking assurances that the program is being carried out in a manner consistent with the First Amendment and America’s tradition of free speech and public discourse.

Sen. Cornyn’s letter also inquires about the collection of names, email addresses, IP addresses, and private speech of U.S. citizens that will be reported, which raises the specter of a data collection program.

“I am not aware of any precedent for a President asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed ‘fishy’ or otherwise inimical to the White House’s political interests,” Sen. Cornyn wrote....

And that is not all. Be sure to go over to Faultline USA here, and read the full text of Cornyn's letter. A must-read! And about time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, Sen. Cornyn! Leave it to a no-nonsense Texan to speak out. Good for him. We Texans like our cattle, but we have a low tolerance for "bull."