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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Gingrich: We must restrict free speech online to stop terrorists

George Orwell would be proud.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich yesterday said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism.

Gingrich, speaking at a Manchester awards banquet, said a "different set of rules" may be needed to reduce terrorists' ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message.

"We need to get ahead of the curve before we actually lose a city, which I think could happen in the next decade," said Gingrich, a Republican who helped engineer the GOP's takeover of Congress in 1994.
So in order to stop the terrorists, we should throw away the right to free speech?

...and people wonder why I've had it with Republicans.