They say you often don't realize how important some things are until they are GONE.
We better start paying attention, because there are some very important things , that the Powers in Office, seem to find inconvenient.
This in from the incomparable Captain Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air
I don't know about anyone else but this sounds a lot like
" abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
“First, we will expand the restriction on oral communications to cover all persons, not just federally registered lobbyists. For the first time, we will reach contacts not only by registered lobbyists but also by unregistered ones, as well as anyone else exerting influence on the process. We concluded this was necessary under the unique circumstances of the stimulus program."
Go hither and find out what the PTBs think you no longer need.
Make no mistake friends this is as much of an attack on the basic structure of our Republic as the British attack on Fort McHenry, which inspired these immortal words:
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
America IS under attack, we must as our forefathers have done down through the generations, spring to her Defense.
Cross Posted at Committees of Correspondence