In Mr. Sunstein's new book he reveals that the word police should be brought out in full force. Extending to the Internet and beyond, anyone who perpetuates "falsehoods" would be subject to fines, regulation and who knows what. One problem? It's up to this administration to define what a falsehood is.
These revelations are found in Sunstein's new book, On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done, in which he attacks the plague of "rumors" besetting the Obama administration. Rumors must be regulated, according to Sunstein. Suspiciously, Sunstein's definition of "rumors" never seems to favor conservatives. To combat "rumors," Sunstein proposes fines, and even obligatory retractions, in the case of Internet publications.It is unfathomable to me that there might come a day when I cannot speak my mind as I see fit. What's worse? That there might come a day when I can't speak the truth because the President or someone in his administration deems the truth a "falsehood". Unfortunately, saying the truth when it disagrees with what they want you to think, does not make it false.
In his new book, harsh penalties would be meted out for those that "spread rumors about an appointee of a Democratic president," an occurrence likely to increase if Sunstein continues to assault the very foundations upon which America is built. Sunstein will have to accuse millions of Americans of "spreading rumors." Perhaps Sunstein even dreams of an eventual final solution for rumor perpetrators.
This is America. If you take away our right to free speech, you take away our right to freedom.