Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Obama Administration and the First Amendment

Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted, “You lie,” to President Barack Hussein Obama while the President was giving a speech to Congress. Even though Obama was lying, Wilson was forced to apologize for his outburst.

The Obama administration forced BP to set up a 20 Billion dollar fund to pay for the claims in the Gulf and another 100 million dollar fund to pay for the idled workers caused by Obama’s moratorium on drilling for oil. Joe Barton called the event a shakedown. After which, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) condemned the remarks, forced Barton to apologize, and retract the statement, even though what the Obama administration did amounted to extortion or a shakedown. Just remember, if the Obama administration can shakedown a billion dollar company that has lawyers, they can do it to you (the private individual). In reality, they have with Obamacare.

Senator Jon Kyle of Arizona says Obama told him his administration would lose leverage to get passed Comprehensive Immigration Reform (AKA Amnesty) if they would secure the borders. Obama sent out his spokesperson to say he did not say that and Senator Kyle is a liar. Now, is Senator Kyle going to be silenced and forced to apologize? 

I do not understand the Republican Party silencing their colleagues when they are telling the truth.The Republican Party needs to get a spine and stand up to this administration. The first amendment of the Constitution states, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of the speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Obama’s policies are detrimental to the citizens of this country. He was slow to react to the oil crisis and he refuses to secure the borders. In doing so, Obama has violated his oath of office and the Senators should look to impeach him.

Greg Zotta
Republican Candidate for MO Senate 22


  1. Greg.

    I totally agree with your perspective. I am also fed up with the Republican Party silencing their colleagues when they are speaking the TRUTH!

    One of my Tea Party signs said: JOE WILSON - Great American Spokesman! I am tired of the lies that no one will call a LIE! Instead we hear a NEW language created by this administration - mis-spoke, mis-understood, people say a lot of things on the campaign trail, etc. A LIE is a LIE! That is a character trait that is completely unacceptable to me.

    I saw Kyle on Gretta this evening and I DON'T think that he will be backing down on his recent statement after meeting with Obama!

    One of the FEW responsibilities of the Federal Government is securing our borders, and our President has refused to do this - I also find this to be an IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE!

  2. I agree. Obama finally sent his crew to meet with Governor Brewer and has reniged on sending the 1200 troops. He's going to send over a period of time 534 troops to work in the background. I too, believe he has violated his oath of office and would like the Republican leadership to at least talk about impeachment.