National Blogger Day of Silence

Naturally, I will not be participating in this here (since it, ironically, gives the opposition what they want — silence).  Rather, I will simply point you towards Bearing Drift where we will be participating in the national day of protest.  To wit:

Our freedom of speech is under a premeditated, coordinated attack. And we need your help.

This all stems from a case in Maryland, where blogger Aaron Walker was arrested for blogging about a man named Bret Kimberlin (more on his colorful life later).

But matters did not end there.

Other conservative bloggers have been threatened, or, more ominously, subject to “SWATings” at their homes. The American Center for Law and Justice has said it will defend bloggers who are facing legal harassment and at least one Senator, Georgia’s Saxby Chambliss, has asked the Department of Justice to investigate the “SWATings” of conservative bloggers.

Good for Chambliss. But what about Virginia’s congressional delegation? Do they intend to add their voices — and not inconsiderable clout — to Chambliss’ effort?

The editors of Bearing Drift thus call on Eric Cantor, Randy Forbes, Scott Rigell, Bob Goodlatte, Morgan Griffith, Robert Hurt, Rob Wittman and Frank Wolf to do so.


Read the rest of the very well crafted piece by Jim Hoeft over at Bearing Drift.

One more instance of certain voices on the left using tried and true tactics of intimidation and suppression to silence free speech.  Never knew what “SWAT-ting” was before until I read this… but I do recall when it happened to Erick Erickson over at RedState.

Not cool.

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