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Oct 8, 2009 3:31 pm


Sadly, Obama is No George McGovern



Ever since the 1972 election, Republicans have tried to smear Democratic candidates as" card carrying ACLU liberals." While the charge was not true for most, it did apply to a few members of that party. Unfortunately, Obama is not one of them.

In the Democratic tradition of Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, he is too often willing to sacrifice civil liberties on the altar of some broader goal such as"social justice.

Here is the latest example:

The Obama Administration has now actually co-sponsored an anti-free speech resolution at the United Nations. Approved by the U.N. Human Rights Council last Friday, the resolution, cosponsored by the U.S. and Egypt, calls on states to condemn and criminalize"any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence."

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