A relatively new group (perhaps so new it doesn’t even, technically, exist yet) called American Issues Project has begun airing ads critical of Senator Obama and his connections to Bill Ayers, an unrepentant terrorist who helped to found the Weather Underground, a group active in the U.S. in the 60’s and 70’s (now largely defunct due to incarceration and a lack of reasonable workplace safety procedures in their bombmaking operations).
The Obama campaign is not amused. A great deal of their reaction is what we at CCP would call "vigorous and robust exercise of the First Amendment," such as a letter challenging some aspects of the AIP ad, and a response ad from the Obama campaign.
Other aspects of this story are far more troubling, and indicate just how far down the road of speech regulation and suppression we’ve come since the Founding Father’s first wrote "Congress shall make no law…"
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