Gingrich Freely Calls for Restrictions on Free Speech

Newt Gingrich, exercising his rights as an American, called out for less free speech for the rest of us:

“We need to get ahead of the curve rather than wait until we actually literally lose a city, which I think could literally happen in the next decade if we’re unfortunate,” Mr. Gingrich said Monday night during a speech in New Hampshire. “We now should be impaneling people to look seriously at a level of supervision that we would never dream of if it weren’t for the scale of the threat.”

Speaking at an award dinner billed as a tribute to crusaders for the First Amendment, Mr. Gingrich, who is considering a run for the White House in 2008, painted an ominous picture of the dangers facing America.

“This is a serious, long-term war,” the former speaker said, according an audio excerpt of his remarks made available yesterday by his office. “Either before we lose a city or, if we are truly stupid, after we lose a city, we will adopt rules of engagement that use every technology we can find to break up their capacity to use the Internet, to break up their capacity to use free speech, and to go after people who want to kill us to stop them from recruiting people.”

Let freedom ring.

  • lolits

    This is blatant affirmation of the
    right wing’s dedication to the dismantling of the Bill of Rights. We need to be constantly vigilant to protect our freedom. If the Gingrichs of the world have their way we will need to forfeit every one of our hard won rights to combat a threat that may ot may not exist. This defies all logic.This man wants to be President. Are we ready for more of the same? I hope not! The problem is that regardless of his right wing views, Gingrich is not as much of a buffoon as Bush. He is a man who at one time had a following and who seems to be making a comeback. We need to collectively remember how much of the right wing, anti-gay, “family values” agenda was introduced when Gingrich was Speaker. This is one dangerous dude!