In a striking blow to freedom of speech, the current administration has apparently banned a UK teenager from the United States for life for referring to Obama in uncomplimentary terms in an email.
I'm not seeing this as a ringing endorsement of freedom of speech, and then when Michael Barone reports on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius threatening statement to insurers "There will be zero tolerance for this type of misinformation and unjustified rate increases" when referring to comments by insurers that Obamacare would force them to raise rates and in some instances cancel policies. She goes on, according to Barone, to threaten federal action against those who would dare to criticize, or even fail to enthusiastically support, Obamacare.
Now, just as many others, I'm forced to point out that medical services/supplies/infrastructure don't happen for free - if more is supplied, more must be paid for lest the supplier decide that retiring to an interesting life of hang-gliding is more fun and no less profitable.
The overarching theme of this post is to point out, yet again, the complete willingness of this administration to suppress any dissent or criticism they find vaguely threatening - and a fair amount that they don't (a UK teen? Please....).
Keep it in mind this November as you approach the polls. And use your votes to slap this administration down.