Skip to comments.In graduate thesis, John Brennan argued for government censorship: ‘Too much freedom is possible’
Posted on 01/23/2013 9:17:11 AM PST by Nachum
In his 1980 graduate thesis at the University of Texas at Austin, John Brennan denied the existence of absolute human rights and argued in favor of censorship on the part of the Egyptian dictatorship.
Since the press can play such an influential role in determining the perceptions of the masses, I am in favor of some degree of government censorship, Brennan wrote. Inflamatory [sic] articles can provoke mass opposition and possible violence, especially in developing political systems.
Brennan serves as President Barack Obamas national security advisor. Obama has nominated him to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
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-After they rid us of that pecky 2nd Amendment, then they'll have no problem with the 1st.
Liberals love their control.
I happened to notice it yesterday while talking to a liberal cousin about his dog. The dog has never been outside the house without a leash, is constantly in obedience courses, and is constantly being taught new meaningless tricks.
My dogs are free to roam the yard and house all day and all they know how to do is come when I call. Other than that, my dogs are free to do as they please.
political speech was the whole point of the first amendment, not pornography in schools
Was this before or after he became a Muslim...or if not going through the full ceremony, at least enough to consider their interests to be his interests.
And he’s going to be head of the CIA now. Get your burkas ready, girls.
Hopefully that freedom doesn’t include crapping on the neighbor’s lawn.
No they have a fenced half acre.
Never trust someone who refers to other people as ‘masses.’
That is a great rule of thumb there!
Technically speaking, too much liberty is possible. That condition is variously called anarchy or savagery where it has been applied in the real world.
That said, the United States of American now meets the classic, political science definition of a totalitarian state. The LAST thing we need to worry about is too much liberty. Ironically, despite the plethora of various restrictions, conditions and oppressions which are creeping into our lives, so too is domestic anarchy and savagery, depending on the location and circumstance.
In addition to totalitarian, this polity is also decadent.
Never trust someone who refers to other people as masses.
So very, very true.
When someone refers to other people as ‘masses’, it is a sure tipoff that they view other people as things.
The Bill of Rights, becomes the Bill of Maybes..........
Anarcho-tyranny is the name for the concept you are describing. And what we are descending into.
Even Emma Lazarus?........................
Thank you. An increasingly useful term, unfortunately.
Wouldn’t trust her as far as I could throw her.
First amendment was also about using hi-tech to say whatever you wanted.
His thumbprint is somewhere ~ and someday somebody will find it and blackmail him with it.
She been dead a long time......................