Mark Steyn on the thuggery

Here is Mark Steyn on the bout of thuggery and intimidation from the Barack Obama campaign.

As Stanley Kurtz, Milt Rosenberg and David Freddoso can tell you, this pattern is well established: The Obama campaign’s response to uncongenial allegations is not to rebut them but to use its muscle to squash the authors. This is especially true when it comes to attempts to lift the curtain however briefly on the Senator’s mysterious past. The New York Times’ general line on the Obama candidacy may approximate that of Bagehot on the British monarchy (“we must not let daylight in upon magic”), but the last time I checked that was not yet constitutionally enshrined.

Throughout my travails this last year with Canada’s capricious, totalitarian “human rights” commissions, I have expressed my appreciation for America’s First Amendment. Free societies do not criminalize opinion. What Obama is doing via pliable Missouri public officials is disgusting – and a revealng portent of what his Administration would do to its enemies*.

(*By “enemies”, I mean Stan and David, of course. Ahmadinejad & Co will be sleeping soundly in their beds.)

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