Anti-Obamacare ad draws ire of Democrat anxious to violate the First Amendment
February 23, 2014
Rep. Gary Peters of Dexter, Michigan is threatening to bring the FCC down on the operator of a television station playing an anti-Obamacare advertisement.
The Americans for Prosperity ad features Julie Boonstra. Her insurance was cancelled as a result of Obamacare.
In a letter sent to the stations threatening to use his political authority to have their licenses pulled, Peters accused the broadcasters of commandeering broadcast facilities. He warns they are responsible for content aired.
Peters claims the ad violates federal law under License Responsibility With Respect to the Broadcast of False, Misleading or Deceptive Advertising.
Read the letter sent to television stations by the Perkins Coi law firm in Washington, DC.
The outrageous effort to censor the First Amendment is reminiscent of Obama’s truth squads operating in Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia in the run-up to the general election.
The Obama campaign perfected the intimidation tactic during the 2008 election:
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