Ever since George McGovern took on Richard Nixon in the 1972 election, Republicans have tried to smear Democratic candidates as “card-carrying ACLU liberals.” While the charge wasn’t true for most, it did apply to a few members of that party.
Unfortunately, Obama is not one of them. In the Democratic tradition of Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, he too will sacrifice civil liberties on the altar of “social justice.”
Most recently, Obama has endorsed a UN resolution that calls on governments to criminalize “any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.”
Aside from the question of whether it’s any of the UN’s business to advocate criminalizing things, the resolution constitutes a hunting license for governments to jail anyone who doesn’t like anyone else, and says so – thus, perhaps, inciting “hostility” in someone. I am sure that governments already have laws on hand that are sufficient to indict genuine perpetrators of “violence.” The resolution is simply agitprop, and should be denounced, not sponsored.