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A Chilling Reminder of Totalitarianism

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Word is that Sinclair Networks, a media company, plans to air a program on its stations which criticizes Kerry. The Kerry campaign has protested, and I watched Kerry spokesman Chad Clanton on Fox News say the following:

They better hope we don’t win.

What a chilling statement.

My liberal readers will no doubt believe that I’m taking this out of context, but how can that be? Here is a Kerry spokesman making a threat – and one that is not veiled. While it’s not yet clear what they might do, they are clearly saying that a Kerry win will be detrimental to Sinclair Networks.

This is the threat of despotism. But I wish I could say that I’m surprised. This election has seen thuggish behavior from those on the Left for months now. Some would ask to see their voter registration cards, but they are only attempting to divert attention from the reality of the Left’s lack of respect for our cherished freedoms. They think the stakes are so high that they may cut corners with impunity.

I disagree.

It is at precisely such times that the essential freedoms we have fought and died for must be honored and protected. The Left will not admit it, but their mantra has become “free speech for me but not for thee.”

Kerry’s campaign threatening those who disagree with them is the hallmark not of our democratic traditions but of fascism – “we have ways of making you vote for us or at least of making you abstain” (with apologies to Evita). It is yet another reason why John Kerry in particular cannot be trusted with the presidency and the Democratic party in general should be defeated at the ballot box. They like to say that Bush is curtailing freedom.

They need to look in the mirror.

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Written by martinipundit

October 13, 2004 at 8:21 am

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