“FREEDOM OF THE PRESS” ENSHRINED IN THE FIRST AMENDMENT
by Sharon Rondeau
(Mar. 28, 2014) — A federal prisoner told The Post & Email today that reading material confiscated a week ago which included the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers has been returned to him.
Both sets of Papers were written between 1787 and 1789 while a lively debate ensued among the colonists as to whether or not to adopt the proposed U.S. Constitution.
Further, the inmate learned that the label of “Sovereign Citizen” applied by the Obama regime to those quoting from the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Supreme Court cases, the Bible, and other founding documents and to him has been removed from his file.
As well as in a report published on March 28, The Post & Email had related the “Sovereign Citizen” information and the book confiscation to Charles Orndorff of The Conservative Caucus during an interview on Wednesday published on Thursday.
Since taking office, the Obama regime has attempted to marginalize military veterans, homeschoolers, Tea Party members, and small-government advocates as “right-wing extremists” who could be violent “Sovereign Citizens.”
When we asked the inmate if he believed that The Post & Email’s reportage of the two items might have caused authorities to make the changes, he responded, “It’s hard to say where the decision came from, but I have had lengthy discussions in the past and was led to believe that it was virtually impossible to remove the tag once it had been applied. Coincidentally though, I had just filed the complaint with the Office of the Inspector General… One way or another, I believe that every facet was of equal importance, and cause [sic] someone to look at the situation with a human pair of eyes; and, once all of the information was weighed, there was simply no foundation for the tag – nor had there ever been.”
The First Amendment to the Bill of Rights stipulates that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
In 2011, a survey conducted by The First Amendment Center showed that Americans “support the idea of a free press as a watchdog on government.”
The mainstream media, however, has largely abrogated its First Amendment responsibility to report on government activity aggressively and objectively, without political bias or slant. The media is believed to bear significant responsibility for allowing an unvetted and most likely ineligible candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, to seek and win the office of the presidency not once, but twice.
The Obama regime has connections to major media companies which involve departing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s wife; ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos; David Maraniss of The Washington Post; and NBC News. Early in 2009, former Communications Director Anita Dunn, who admires communist dictator and murderer Mao Tse-Tung, proudly stated that the Obama campaign had “controlled the media” and therefore the message delivered to the public.
A press conference divulging “universe shattering” information about the regime is expected in the near future which some “major media” are reportedly prepared to cover. In recent weeks, WCED radio in Pittsburgh, PA and the Peter Boyles show have reported on the Obama identity/forgery/eligibility questions and the investigation carried out by the Maricopa County Cold Case Posse which declared Obama’s documentation “computer-generated forgeries” more than two years ago.
“The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable.” — James Madison
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.