Free speech as we know it does not exist in the European Union. If you violate the exceptions to the EU freedom of expression, you can be charged and sentenced to prison. In this integrated world, put together by trade agreements, everything must be harmonized, including rights “given” to the citizens, a global standard of behavior.
America is moving closer to adding the same exceptions to our first amendment, making it impossible to criticize Islam, or Mexicans (illegal aliens) who threaten gringos and announce that they are taking back the continent and white Europeans, American citizens, must go back to Europe.
One bill in Congress, H.R. 1966: Megan Meir Cyberbullying Prevention Act, submitted on April 2, 2009, opens the door to a wide range of interpretations or other laws that would be in accord with the EU exceptions. Free speech would be dealt a serious blow. Fortunately, this bill won’t pass but it shows where we’re headed if we fail to be vigilant for those in Congress and the administration who have a different future in mind for our nation.
H.R. 1966 is sponsored by Linda Sanchez of California. The relevant part of this short bill is Sec. 881. Cyberbullying:
(a) Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person, using electronic means to support severe, repeated, and hostile behavior, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
and (b) (2) the term ‘electronic means’ means any equipment dependent on electrical power to access an information service, including email, instant messaging, blogs, websites, telephones, and text messages.
Read on and see what happens when limits are put on your right to free speech.
Geert Wilders, member of the Dutch Parliament, “said …that freedom of speech in his country was threatened, as he went on trial in Amsterdam charged with inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims. Jan. 20, 2010.
“The Freedom Party leader, who has faced death threats over his political views, made the video ‘Fitna’ in 2008, which accused the Koran of inciting violence and mixed images of terrorist attacks with quotations from the Islamic holy book.”
Translation: He presented the facts about Islam.
See the 17-minute video Fitna, revealing that Islam and the faithful Muslims who carry out the commands of Allah are guilty as charged. Go to the home page of the sigint report and click on the video.
Wilders addressed the court:
“I believe in my heart and soul that freedom in the Netherlands is being threatened…It is not only our right, but our obligation as free people to speak out against every ideology that restricts freedom.”
“In a five minute speech to the court in which he also quoted Thomas Jefferson, author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, Wilders predicted future generations would ask how ‘we in 2010, in this place, in this room’ defended freedom.”
Wilders requested that the Supreme Court hear his case. But on Feb. 3rd, 2010, he was ordered to face trial “on charges of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims, [an Amsterdam court] rejecting his request to be judged in the Supreme Court.” If found guilty, “he faces a maximum of one year and three months imprisonment…”
Watch and listen to a London crowd of “peaceful” Muslims call for Wilder to confront them so they could talk about their differences. Evidently, in a world turned upside down, this video does not contain hate speech.
A number of EU member States already had exceptions to free speech but the EU, soon to acquire sovereignty over the union, added “common criminal provisions against racism and xenophobia.”
Notice that law makers, pundits and other officials in the U.S. often use these two terms against any concerned American when he complains about tens of millions of illegals entering our nation and no one in government will do anything to stop it. We can’t secure our border with Mexico but we can send our soldiers to Iraq to secure their borders. Yes. You guessed it. They don’t want to secure our borders.
On April 20, 2007, the Council of EU Justice Ministers “achieved political agreement on a framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia:
“Europe is determined to forcefully defend its common values and to rigorously punish those who treat these values with contempt for humanity. In the future, there will be binding minimum harmonisation throughout Europe of the provisions on criminal liability for disseminating racist and xenophobic statements…”
Substantive content on the provisions:
1. The focus is on the prohibition of public incitement to violence and hatred against persons of a different race, colour, religion, or national or ethnic descent.
2. Public incitement to violence and hatred for reasons of racism or xenophobia will be criminalized.
3. the dissemination of writings with such content will be prohibited as well.
“The maximum penalty for such conduct is to be at least one to three years in prison.” Read the complete press release above. This is where America will be in the near future.
Most Americans don’t know that the United States signed an agreement on April 30, 2007 with Angela Merkel, the president of the European Union, in order to integrate with the EU economically (think NAFTA). The next year George Bush, in a meeting in Slovenia on this new partnership, released a joint declaration. It included some goals for a new world with new rules:
“We seek a world based on international law, democracy, the rule of law and human rights, and strengthened by broad and sustainable market-based economic growth.”
‘We are committed to support effective multilateralism, based on a stronger and more efficient United Nations. We will work to strengthen the United Nations so that it can better fulfill the goals and objectives set forth in its mandate…”
There are other mergers looming, including the European Union and North America, with visa wavers for EU travelers. There are now 15 European Union countries “whose citizens are not required to obtain visas for U.S. entry.” The latest immigration bill, H.R. 4321, calls for more visa wavers, valid for all three nations of North America. See H.R. 4321, Sec. 143, (a), (b), (3), (C), Obama’s Amnesty Bill:
Speaking of the United Nations, the standard for freedom of expression can be found in the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 19:
2. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any media of his choice.
3. The exercise of these rights provided for in paragraph 2 of this article carries with it special duties and responsibilities. It may therefore be subject to certain restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are necessary:
(a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others;
(b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals.
As the world becomes united under trade agreements and international law, the rights we have under the Constitution will change. Some will be abolished or modified to be in harmony with an “interdependent, multicultural world” that none of us voted for. And a modified Freedom of speech is at the top of the agenda. We will have a multicultural, multilingual society, by force if necessary.
While the Mexicans execute their plan of reclaiming North America, changing the language to Spanish and shutting out English-speaking white Americans from the New America; while the Muslims continue to search for better ways to bomb our airliners and malls, Janet Napolitano will keep our southern border open while she tracks down potential right wing extremists who support the Constitution and oppose illegal immigration.
No hero is coming to our rescue. It doesn’t matter; Republican, Democrat or Independent. Everyone is on the same page. If there were a savior, he would have hit the ground running, shouting loudly in the halls of Congress, demanding an accounting and making the case daily against those who would destroy our sovereign republic. But all I’ve heard the last 10 years is silence.
America. We have been set adrift. We are alone.