By Rebecca DiFede
Imagine for a second, a world in which people could tell on their
fellow neighbors, friends and enemies for speaking out against
government actions or policies, and deliver that information to the
Think about the unspeakable horror that could occur when people with a
grudge make false accusations against their counterparts, and those
accusations are followed by direct action from the government against
the nay-sayers. Sound familiar?
History is replete with examples of governments turning citizen
against citizen in cynical attempts to retain power. This tactic has
been used by governments as a mean of controlling their citizenry.
During World War II the German people were encouraged to hand over their
Jewish neighbors, and report those who they believed might sympathize
Unfortunately, in this age of rapid communication, our leaders have
to be much more careful not to set up systems that can effectively have a
chilling effect on our American freedoms.
In order to keep up with the Jones’, or rather, what the Jones’ are
saying about him, Obama’s presidential re-election campaign has created AttackWatch.com; a website where citizens can tattle on their fellow Americans for saying mean spirited things about our illustrious president.
In the wake of his failing administration, sinking ratings and
titanic debt, he has attempted to build himself a fortress where he can
construct answers to all of his detractors insults, essentially the
adult version of ‘sticks and stones will break my bones.’
However, luckily for Americans, our Constitution protects us from
actually being prosecuted in any way for our beliefs or thoughts about
Obama’s policies. In fact, the most that AttackWatch can do, is compile
an ever-growing list of people who are dissatisfied with the way Obama
is running the country. Legally, it can serve no other purpose.
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