If the government pays a burglar to break into your house to see what you have, then the police use that evidence to arrest you, they have just violated your right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure.

If the government pays a private contractor to burn down your church, or throw you in prison, or even prevent you from publishing books, your rights have been violated. It doesn’t matter if a business did it, especially if they did it at the behest of the government. If the government and businesses work together to deprive their citizens of rights, that is fascism. In fact, that is EXACTLY what Mussolini did.

With all that being said, the Biden administration has passed a regulation that bans the sale or distribution of books written by certain people, and they are getting the world’s largest book seller to enforce it.

This is a clear violation of the First Amendment, and was even used as an example during oral arguments in the Heller case. It was Chief Justice Roberts who asked “Would it be constitutionally acceptable for a municipality to ban books as long as newspapers—a viable substitute source of expression—were still legal?” The answer is no, of course.

How far we have come since then.


Apes With Pants · October 20, 2022 at 8:01 pm

Firemen will go out and get rid of these books once and for all.
Degenerate art will be burned or sold for pennies on the dollar no matter what the value.
Re-education centers will enlighten wrongthink comrades and give them one last chance to have proper approved opinions.

None · October 21, 2022 at 5:30 am

Communists are firmly in control of our government. Unless some heads are displayed on spikes in front of the capitol I am afraid that all is lost.

Steve S6 · October 21, 2022 at 9:29 am

Enough with the conspiracy theories… they’re giving /them/ too many ideas.

Elrod · October 21, 2022 at 10:53 am

Do TPTB understand that November 8th is their last chance to play it straight?

I wondered if November 9th would be “a date we’ll all remember where we were when….” like December 7th, 1941 and 9/11.

My wondering is over, I’m now sure it will be. Whether they know it is no longer my concern. The big question now is what the direction will be after 11/8 and at what speed.

anonymous coward · October 21, 2022 at 3:49 pm

The biggest problem is the consolidation of power in to the hands of a few.

Up until the 2000’s – so what if one book seller or radio/TV stationed banned something?

It’s like all of our ammo is made by one company, and today, they decided, we just aren’t going to make 9mm anymore….

Sad times.

Larry · October 21, 2022 at 7:50 pm

How is your grandson?

SiG · October 22, 2022 at 7:19 am

If the government and businesses work together to deprive their citizens of rights, that is fascism. In fact, that is EXACTLY what Mussolini did.

There’s a word for a government set up that way, with government and business joined at the hip. That word is only very rarely used properly. It’s fascism. The left accuses the right of it constantly, 24/7/365, and all the while they’re doing it.

AC47spooky · October 24, 2022 at 5:35 pm

What happened? You are silenced at last? Because when I try to access your blog I get some bullshit web page.

    Divemedic · October 24, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Some people are saying that, but the website is up. I moved to another server, and for some reason it’s causing trouble for some.

      AC47spooky · October 25, 2022 at 6:20 pm

      Got it … I kept at it and found the site again.

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