The FEC Embraces Fascism – Implements Conservative Book Banning

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A fascist dictator is finishing his transformation of America

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton – The NoisyRoom

Who says fascism is out of style? Evidently the FEC is making it chic again. The Chairman of the Federal Election Commission berated Democratic colleagues who imposed rules on the publisher of Rep. Paul Ryan’s new book, The Way Forward. In essence, they opened the door to future book regulations or even the banning of books. The meeting got heated to say the least and in the end, the FEC declined to definitively spare book publishers from the reach of campaign finance rules. Stoke the fires boys! We’ve got some book burnin’ to do!!!

“That is a shame. … We have wounded the free-press clause of the First Amendment,” Goodman told FoxNews.com after the tense meeting. Goodman previously has warned that the commission wants to start regulating media.

From The Washington Examiner:

“By failing to affirm this publisher’s constitutional right, statutory right, to disseminate a political book free from FEC conditions and regulations, we have effectively asserted regulatory jurisdiction over a book publisher,” warned Chairman Lee E. Goodman, one of three Republicans on the six-person FEC.

“That failure reveals a festering legal uncertainty and chill for the free press rights of books and book publishers to publish and disseminate political books free from government regulation,” he added.

Of course, immediately following this truthful assessment, Democratic Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub started screaming: “Liar, liar, pants on fire!” Or something to that effect as she categorically stated, “No one is banning books.” Which just verifies that is indeed what they intend to do. Right is wrong, up is down – it is the Progressive/Marxist way.

The Democrats were insulted that someone would dare speak the truth and petulantly refused to attend subsequent meetings. They either get their tyrannical way or they throw a tantrum. How fitting for a bunch of infantile despots.

 

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Book burning in Berlin, May 1933.

Goodman and the other two Republicans on the commission of six, issued a six-page critique of the commission’s vote on the Ryan book. The vote imposed constraints on the publisher and on how Ryan’s re-election campaign and leadership political action committee, Prosperity Action, can promote the book on websites. Next step, actually controlling and monitoring web sites as well.

Democrats on the commission have been chipping away at conservative rights everywhere and whenever they can, while Republicans have been working to protect rights. Even rights that extend to those such as George Soros.

Goodman has been ringing the alarm bells that conservative news sites such as the Drudge Report may face regulations as the Democrats work to stifle free speech with the “media exemption” – which defines who the press really is and who gets to report what. That, my friends, is the heart of fascism. It basically does away with your First Amendment rights, just as Ted Cruz has pointed out repeatedly. I’m no fan of Paul Ryan’s, but no one should have the authority or power to say what you can write, how you promote it or what you can say. Unless of course you are a Leftist politician who doesn’t give a rip about the Constitution.

 

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Examples of books burned by the Nazis on display at Yad Vashem.

Chairman Goodman was right on the money when he said this was a missed opportunity to show support for freedom of the press – all of the press, not a select few:

In the case of the Ryan book, publisher Grand Central Publishing sought the broad media exemption from regulation, but Democrats rejected that and pushed for a different, commercial, exemption that imposes rules over the publisher’s politics and book pricing. Republicans went along and the commission approved that 6-0.

The commission also ruled that while Ryan can have his campaign and PAC buy books to give out, the promotion on his websites has to be limited to two sentences. There were concerns raised by Weintraub that Ryan was trying to profit off sales of the book promoted on his websites. Republicans carried that to victory in a 4-2 vote.

Goodman said the mixed decision for Ryan was another missed chance by the FEC to publicly show support for press freedom.

“This commission should stand up and recognize that books qualify for the media exemption and that book publishers can publish, market and disseminate their books on the same basis that the Washington Post, New York Times and Washington Examiner can,” he said.

The least that Paul Ryan’s people could have done was show they have some spine, but no… don’t want to ruffle Progressive feathers, do we?

Reached for comment, a Ryan spokesperson declined to speak to the dispute before the commission, but said: “We appreciate the Commission’s diligence and welcome the guidance provided in their advisory opinion concerning the publication and promotion of Paul Ryan’s upcoming book, The Way Forward.”

So, you welcome a blatant violation of your Constitutional rights? And it is not just yours, it’s all of ours as you are setting a precedent for the nullification of said rights. I’m just shaking my head on this in absolute stunned wonder. This should be on the front page of every news outlet and blog out there, but all I hear are crickets. The silence of a free people as their Republic dies echoes this quote: “So this is how liberty dies… with thunderous applause.”

Virtually every federal agency now is trampling the Constitution and our rights. And they aren’t hiding it – they are boldly going where no American Marxist has gone before. This travesty is a direct attack on the First Amendment:

“By failing to affirm this publisher’s constitutional right, statutory right, to disseminate a political book free from FEC conditions and regulations, we have effectively asserted regulatory jurisdiction over a book publisher,” Goodman asserted.

“That failure,” he concluded in a blistering dissent, “reveals a festering legal uncertainty and chill for the free press rights of books and book publishers to publish and disseminate political books free from government regulation.

Goodman further asserted to FoxNews.com that with yesterday’s ambiguous vote on Ryan’s book and publisher, the FEC has “wounded the free-press clause of the First Amendment.”

If Ryan thinks he can garner votes by playing both sides of the fence by being diplomatic here, he is delusional. At this rate, elections won’t mean spit by 2016. He won’t have to worry about getting elected, he’ll have to worry about which gulag to decorate.

It’s no surprise here that the FEC has embraced fascism. It’s no surprise that books are being banned, sites are being monitored and controlled, free speech is being squelched and the Constitution is being regulated out of existence. How long will America take this and how long will our Republic still stand? A fascist dictator is finishing his transformation of America – the rallying cry of Americans is no longer ‘join or die!’ but ‘impeach or die!’

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Hundreds Of CA Taxpayers And Professors Write To Express Outrage Over SFSU-Funded Terrorist Meetings

7 Groups Demand Cal State Governing Board Investigate

By Tammi Rossman-Benjamin  – The Independent Sentinel -  July 23, 2014

Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 2014 – Citing broad academic and community outrage, seven groups, today, urged the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees, the group with ultimate authority over educational and fiscal matters at SFSU and all CSU schools, to launch its own investigation into San Francisco State University (SFSU) Professor Rabab Abdulhadi’s recent use of $7,000 from SFSU to fly to Jordan, the West Bank and Israel to meet with known terrorists.   AMCHA Initiative co-founder Tammi Rossman-Benjamin will deliver the letter and remarks at today’s bi-monthly Board of Trustees meeting.

“On June 24, President Wong defended Abdulhadi’s use of public funds for her personal advocacy mission as ‘research’ and stated that his investigation concluded it complied with ‘established rules without fault or violation’,” wrote AMCHA Initiative, Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel, Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Simon Wiesenthal Center, StandWithUs and Zionist Organization of America.  “We are extremely troubled by President Wong’s statement, as are many others throughout the state and across the county.”

Hundreds of California taxpayers have written to State Controller John Chiang to express their outrage and call for an investigation into the misuse of state funds.  The following are excerpts from some of the letters:

“Please help put a stop to this outrageous abuse of power and resources by any faculty member or administrator.”

“I am appalled to read about state funds supporting the travels of SFSU professors for a purely political agenda. You have a fiduciary responsibility to better oversee public funds.”

“I am opposed to any professors using California State funds to go on political tours. It is essential that politics and research be separated very carefully…”

“This must be audited and the money reimbursed to the state by Rabab Abhulhadi.”

“[T]here is no legitimate personal political advocacy that taxpayers should fund, particularly when it involves taxpayer funds used for non-educational purposes, e.g. spent primarily for political advocacy…”

“I am writing to you today to express my outrage over SFSU President Wong’s decision to spend thousands of taxpayer dollars to meet with terrorists. As a California taxpayer and resident, I am calling on you to audit the university and put an end to President Wong’s funding of terrorist trips.”

“I am…disturbed that funds designated for educational and research purposes are going for avowedly political purposes that encourage violence and intimidation here on US campuses as well as foster acts of terror overseas.”

CA faculty are also outraged that Wong condoned the use of university funds for political advocacy.  Yesterday, dozens of faculty from universities throughout California sent a letter to the State Controller indicating that they are appalled that Abdulhadi has been allowed to use state funds “to advance her own political agenda…to promote an academic boycott of Israel,” and they are “deeply disturbed that SFSU President Wong has condoned Prof. Abdulhadi’s use of state funds as legitimate research.”  In addition, 12 faculty members from UC San Diego sent a letter to the CA State Controller stating: “President Wong’s justification of this abuse of California taxpayers’ money as legitimate “research” is outrageous and so broadens the term “research” as to make it meaningless.”  Individual faculty also wrote to Chiang stating:

“At my own university [Yale University], if I were to do this I would have to repay the university, at a minimum. Disciplinary action might also be undertaken for such misuse of university funds.”

“As a professor, I always attended and reported to colleagues about any state and even self funded conference in which I participated. I cannot imagine my and my colleagues not keeping our fiscal and intellectual commitments to our employing university!”

SFSU Professor Rabab Abdulhadi’s trip to the Middle East came under scrutiny when a California Public Records Act (PRA) Inquiry in May, requested by AMCHA Initiative, revealed Abdulhadi received more than $7,000 from SFSU to meet with the following members of known terrorist organizations:

  • Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist Leila Khaled: Khaled is a convicted hijacker and the most famous member of the PFLP, a terrorist organization responsible for 159 terrorist acts such as bombings, armed assault and assassinations.
  • Islamist leader Sheik Raed Salah: Salah was recently incarcerated for aiding and abetting Hamas.

Abdulhadi, in her own words, acknowledged her trip as purely political.  At a SFSU public event, she called her trip a “political solidarity tour” whose primary purpose was to promote “resolute actions in support of the academic and cultural boycott of Israel.” Abdulhadi was the faculty advisor to the SFSU knife-wielding student investigated by the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force and was caught on tape glorifying terrorism to students.

“We are turning to you, as members of the CSU Board of Trustees with ultimate fiduciary responsibility for the University, with a question that many concerned citizens in our state and across the country are asking: Is a self-described “political solidarity trip” to promote the academic boycott of Israel, which itself has been declared as contrary to the values of the university by Chancellor White and hundreds of other University leaders, consistent with the educational mission of the California State University and a legitimate use of taxpayer funds?,” wrote the groups.

“Across California, professors are trying to game the system and politicize the campus,” stated Rossman-Benjamin.  “As California faculty, we are extremely concerned.  Please put a stop, once and for all, to this egregious abuse of power and resources and uphold our scholarly values.”

A copy of the full letter can be seen here.

AMCHA Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, documenting, educating about, and combating anti-Semitism at institutions of higher education in America. AMCHA Initiative’s efforts are bolstered by a network of more than 5,000 members and supporters of the Jewish community — including university alumni, parents and grandparents, rabbis, religious school principals and synagogue members — who have joined together to speak in one voice to ensure the safety and well-being of Jewish students on college and university campuses across the country.

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FAA Cancellation Of Flights To Israel Ends

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Joshua Pundit: The FAA just ended the ban on flights by American carriers to Israel. Some European carriers are still continuing the ban.

The new determination came, ostensibly, following an FAA security review with U.S. officials. The FAA did leave the door open to the possibility of reinstating the ban:

“Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation,” the FAA said. “The agency will continue to closely monitor the very fluid situation around Ben Gurion Airport and will take additional actions, as necessary.”

Now that we have that bit of bureaucratic horse manure out of the way, the real story.

The ban, which gave a huge victory to Hamas made the Israelis absolutely livid, and with good reason. The attempt to arm twist Israel into a ceasefire to protect the Hamas status quo by the Obama Administration backfired badly as PM Netanyahu explained to Secretary Kerry today. It has had just the opposite effect, energizing the Israelis to finish off Hamas and weakening American influence.

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It also polled very poorly in what is still a largely pro-Israel country. Senator Ted Cruz made headlines asking out loud if this was ‘the beginning of an economic boycott’ against Israel by the Obama Administration.Cruz even threatened to hold up all State Department nominees unless the Obama Administration answered questions about the Israel travel ban.

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And at the other end of the spectrum former Mayor Michael Bloomberg lambasted the ban, even hopping on a plane to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv to show his solidarity with Israel and how ridiculous the ban was.

Another factor of course is that Israeli airlines  El Al and Arkia were ramping up flights to America and the American carriers were not happy at losing the business.

So the ban, at least as far as the FAA is concerned is over. The Obama regime gained nothing from it except a lot of ill will from Israel and its supporters.

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Watcher’s Council Nominations – Standing With Israel Edition

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

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* Bookworm over at Bookworm Room scored with this wonderful poster featured at American Thinker

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This week, The MidKnight Review, Seraphic Secret, The Pirate’s Cove and Blazing Cat Fur earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor  by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

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Deneen Borelli Discusses The Abusive Treatment She Received at NAACP Convention

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Sarah Palin Talks Presidential Priorities to Sean Hannity July 21, 2014

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Clinton Inc. – The Ugly Just Does Not Stop

Video: Megyn Kelly and Daniel Halper On Clinton Inc.  – The Kelly File (5:43 Mins)

By Marion Algier – Ask Marion

Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine

Clinton Inc

Weekly Standard editor Daniel Halper provides a meticulously researched account of the brilliant calculations, secret deals, and occasionally treacherous maneuverings that led to the Clintons’ return to political prominence.

In the twelve years since the Clintons left the White House, they have gone from being theoretically (or at least in Hillary’s description)  penniless to multi-millionaires, and are arguably the most popular politicians in America—both respected and feared by Republicans and Democrats alike. But behind that rise is a never-before-told story of strategic cleverness, reckless gambles, and an unquenchable thirst for political power.

Investigative reporter Daniel Halper uses a wealth of research, exclusive documents, and detailed interviews with close friends, allies, and enemies of the Clintons to reveal the strategy they used and the deals they made to turn their political fortunes around. Clinton, Inc. exposes the relationship between President Obama, the Bush family, and the Clintons—and what it means for the future; how Bill and Hillary are laying the groundwork for the upcoming presidential campaign; how Vice President Biden and other Democrats are trying to maneuver around her; Chelsea’ s political future; the Clintons’ skillful media management; the Clintons’ marriage and why it has survived; and an inside look at the Clinton’s financial backers and hidden corporate enterprises.

Clinton, Inc. is the key to understanding America’s most powerful political couple whose theory is that if they air their dirty laundry now, people will look at it as old news, forgive them (her) and will embrace another Hillary Presidential run, no matter how much dirt in her and Bill’s past(s), including Benghazi for which many feel Hillary should probably be in jail, but definitely out of politics.  So as quickly as Hilleryville implodes, Team Hillary is busy rebuilding even if Hillary doesn’t deserve our admiration or another shot at the Presidency.

BloodFeud_book2_KleinAnother must read is Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas

The presumptive 2016 presidential candidate for the Democrats, got off to a false start… on her combo book tour for Hard Choices and unofficial pre-campaign swing, and it really doesn’t seem to be getting a whole lot better.  Hillary is long on questionable old news and some down right unresolved scandals… that are growing instead of diminishing with the release of the Hillary Tapespart 2.  And then when you get right down to it… she is just not that relatable either, as proved by her attempted Broke-a-hontas ploy that she just won’t let go of.

I would say that perhaps this new book, Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas, by New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein who also wrote The Amateur, might be a better and more informative read on Hillary and what is really going on.

In this highly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster New York Times bestseller The Amateur, Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons. An old-school reporter with incredible insider contacts, Klein reveals just how deep the rivalry between the Obamas and the Clintons runs, with details on closed-door meetings buttressed by hundreds of interviews.

Blood Feud is a stunning exposé of the animosity, jealousy, and competition between America’s two most powerful political couples, who in reality have so much in common!

The feud is getting so bad that there are rumblings that another ideological crazy Progressive, Elizabeth Warren, might challenge Hillary and even win the Democrat nomination.  Time to unleash and get behind our secret weapon… a fighter who believes in and will stand for the Constitution, religious freedom, fiscal conservatism and common sense and with average Americans.

Then take a little time and do your homework on the Clintons.  There is plenty of info out there, and a lot of ugly, if you take the time to find it.  “If Hillary Clinton is elected in 2016, the baton will have passed from one Alinskyite to another. In this case, Alinsky’s influence will have taken on a massive, almost unimaginable, importance. Obama will have had eight years to remake America, and Hillary will have another four or perhaps eight to complete the job,” he wrote. –> Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America’ warns Hillary Clinton will ‘finish off’ the country <– (And Elizabeth Warren is equally as deluded and an Alinsky disciple!)

None of this is new and negative information on the Clintons  has been out there since Bill Clinton was the Governor of Arkansas, just like it was out there on the Obamas before the 2008 Election, but not enough people did their homework on either or they bought into the media spin.  Some earlier works worth checking out are the books: The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton Nude: Naked Ambition, Hillary Clinton And America’s Demise and the old movie Primary Colors that I have been seeing more and more on late night TV.

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