Saturday, September 27, 2008

Libertarian-leaning Governor of Missouri Matt Blunt responds to Obama Campaign efforts to curb Free Speech

Two Barack Obama Campaign operatives, both of whom serve as County Prosecutors in Missouri, are threatening to bring charges up on any political activists who critize Obama. The Governor of Missouri, a libertarian-leaning Republican, has issued a strongly worded response in opposition to their threats.

Statement from the Governor's Office:

Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.

“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign. (bold added)

“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.

“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.”


viktor said...

You are a shameless, lying sack of garbage. Your claim about finding "yellow cake' in iraq is unsubstantiated. Please give us a source.

People like this Eric Dondero need to be exposed fro the scum that they are.

Libertrians want nothing to do with this blog, or this writer.

Eric Dondero said...

Umm, let's see, USA Today, Fox News, CNN, ABC News, Drudge Report, Associated Press, Washington Post, just about every major news source reported on it. It was back in June I believe? Maybe have been May?

Hey Vickie, I spent the last 5 months of my life petitioning my ass off for the Libertarian Party. Was their Number One petitioner. The LP leadership praised me as their "best guy in the field."

You say Libertarians despise me? I'd advise you to check some of the comments on the side of the Blog here "Praise for Dondero."

Just out of curiosity, what have you done for the libertarian movement lately?

My guess: You wouldn't know a petitioning clipboard if it hit you upside your ass.

Eric Dondero said...

BTW Vickie, try to keep your comments relevant to the correct article post. This article is about Gov. Matt Blunt of Missouri. Has nothing to do with Yellow Cake/WMD.