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Open Thread – Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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SealThe Sedition Act of 1918 (Pub.L. 65–150, 40 Stat. 553, enacted May 16, 1918) was an Act of the United States Congress that extended the Espionage Act of 1917 to cover a broader range of offenses, notably speech and the expression of opinion that cast the government or the war effort in a negative light or interfered with the sale of government bonds. <<<Source>>>

A woman suffering from cancer in Michigan lost her health care insurance because of the Government’s enactment of the Affordable Care Act. A television commercial has been made with this woman to be used against a candidate in Michigan running for the U.S. Senate. Lawyers for the candidate have threatened the woman with lawsuits for slander and libel and the television station to lose their FCC license.

Is this the continued direction we are headed? That any expression of free speech that places the government or Obamacare in a negative light or is believed to cause the interference of implementing the “king’s” law, be forbidden?

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