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In graduate thesis, John Brennan argued for government censorship: ‘Too much freedom is possible’
The Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/13 | Charles C. Johnson

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 Obama’s national security advisor. Obama has nominated him to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Full title: In graduate thesis, John Brennan argued for government censorship: ‘Too much freedom is possible’

-After they rid us of that pecky 2nd Amendment, then they'll have no problem with the 1st.

1 posted on 01/23/2013 9:17:23 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
But too much government is never possible.
2 posted on 01/23/2013 9:17:58 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 9:25:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

political speech was the whole point of the first amendment, not pornography in schools


4 posted on 01/23/2013 9:27:32 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum

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.


5 posted on 01/23/2013 9:42:16 AM PST by livius
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To: cripplecreek

Hopefully that freedom doesn’t include crapping on the neighbor’s lawn.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 9:45:44 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

No they have a fenced half acre.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 9:47:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

Never trust someone who refers to other people as ‘masses.’


8 posted on 01/23/2013 9:49:28 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

That is a great rule of thumb there!


9 posted on 01/23/2013 9:51:56 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum

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.


10 posted on 01/23/2013 9:55:49 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: vbmoneyspender

Never trust someone who refers to other people as ‘masses.’

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So very, very true.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 9:57:11 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: GeronL

When someone refers to other people as ‘masses’, it is a sure tipoff that they view other people as things.


12 posted on 01/23/2013 9:58:25 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Nachum

The Bill of Rights, becomes the Bill of Maybes..........


13 posted on 01/23/2013 10:07:54 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Psalm 144; Nachum

Anarcho-tyranny is the name for the concept you are describing. And what we are descending into.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 10:09:26 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Even Emma Lazarus?........................


15 posted on 01/23/2013 10:09:47 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: FreedomPoster

Thank you. An increasingly useful term, unfortunately.


16 posted on 01/23/2013 10:13:01 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: Red Badger

Wouldn’t trust her as far as I could throw her.


17 posted on 01/23/2013 10:16:08 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: GeronL

First amendment was also about using hi-tech to say whatever you wanted.


18 posted on 01/23/2013 10:16:32 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: livius
The way you become a Moslem is you say the Allah statement and you put your thumbprint in the registration book at a mosque.

His thumbprint is somewhere ~ and someday somebody will find it and blackmail him with it.

19 posted on 01/23/2013 10:18:23 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: dead

She been dead a long time......................


20 posted on 01/23/2013 10:20:13 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: muawiyah

yep. You can say whatever. But pornorgaphic images are not “speech”. That is why we can ban kiddie porn.


21 posted on 01/23/2013 10:22:12 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum

W famously (infamously?) quipped, “There out to be limits to freedom” in 1999.


22 posted on 01/23/2013 10:31:46 AM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: Nachum

W famously (infamously?) quipped, “There ought to be limits to freedom” in 1999.


23 posted on 01/23/2013 10:32:11 AM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: GeronL

We can ban kiddie porn because to make it you porn kiddies ~ and that’s behavior ~ plus there’s the assumption its made for commercial purchases and we always required a release under any circumstances.


24 posted on 01/23/2013 10:37:34 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: vbmoneyspender

In my case it means I am probably inferring the existence of an (/s)


25 posted on 01/23/2013 10:39:40 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Red Badger

I’m thinking that when Lazarus used the term ‘huddled masses’ she was mocking people like Marx who didn’t have much respect for the huddled masses. That’s probably why she followed up her ‘huddled masses’ line with her ‘wretched refuse’ line.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 4:14:36 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Nachum
Dear John,
 
 
...and the progressive commie jackwagon you rode in on.

27 posted on 01/23/2013 4:57:37 PM PST by TArcher
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Liberal response: “Too much government? Does not compute.” There’s never enough of it in their mindset.


28 posted on 01/23/2013 8:07:59 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Nachum

They have already made an argument for replacing the first amendment with Sharia speech laws. Obama, Hillary, Dempsey, Ms. Lindsay Graham, Petraus... They even pulled a false flag in Libya regarding that you-tube video “protest” they claimed killed our ambassador. Fortunately they got caught but it won’t stop them. The UN is pushing a treaty to end free speech in America and the globalists are all for it.

In the mean time, google and facebook have been censoring speech in opposition to jihad, the Dem party and liberalism.


29 posted on 01/23/2013 8:09:26 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: vbmoneyspender

“Masses”, the polite term for Useful Idiots.

“Bitter Clingers”, the impolite term for Patriotic Americans.

“Tyrants, the correct term for Democrats.


30 posted on 01/23/2013 8:16:28 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Nachum

J. Jamie gorillick “iron curtain” Brennan?


31 posted on 01/23/2013 11:59:39 PM PST by Squat (Deport the illegals now! Turn Home Depot's into the prisons to hold the illegals!.)
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To: Nachum

1975 to 1976 : (EGYPT : BRENNAN STUDIES AT THE AMERICAN U OF CAIRO ) Mr. Brennan..[studied] at the American University of Cairo in 1975 to 1976.-——— from Brennan’s company website : http://www.theanalysiscorp.com/content/About/4-Management.Team.aspx?bioID=10
46 posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 6:12:20 PM by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace | To 36


32 posted on 01/24/2013 12:18:36 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Nachum

1980 : (JOHN O BRENNAN BECOMES A CAREER TRAINEE AT THE CIA’s DO— See GEORGE TENET, OBAMA, ANALYSIS CORP) Mr. Brennan began his career as an intelligence officer in 1980 with the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations as a Career Trainee. After joining the Directorate of Intelligence in 1981, he served with the Department of State as a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 1984.-——— http://www.theanalysiscorp.com/content/About/4-Management.Team.aspx?bioID=10
47 posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 6:15:05 PM by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace | To 44


33 posted on 01/24/2013 12:20:58 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Psalm 144

Anarchy isn’t a state of too much freedom; it is merely a lack of centralized control in favor of control by the most aggressive. Once someone becomes an agressor and uses force or coercion then there is less freedom, just as surely as if a central government used the force. It’s just a more personal form of oppression.


34 posted on 01/24/2013 12:32:20 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Nachum

When ever a lib says a ‘degree’ or’partial’ or ‘limited’ what they really meanis absolute control. However,they know they can’t do it all at once but bit by bit.


35 posted on 01/24/2013 5:01:37 AM PST by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: Nachum

MSNBC and Bill Maher prove the validity of the thesis


36 posted on 01/24/2013 5:12:25 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Nachum
Ugh.

Coming from a conservative, a comment like this would be wrong and unconstitutional, but at least it might be consistent. There are conservative advocates of censorship who either don’t understand our Constitution or who haven’t thought through the conclusions of what it would mean to give someone in authority the power of censorship.

However, coming from a liberal, this is hypocrisy and denies the very freedoms liberals claim to affirm.

Freedom of speech and of the press are guaranteed by the First Amendment for a reason. An honest liberal may use his speech in really bad ways, but we have to defend his right to speak nonsense and reply by refuting his nonsense.

37 posted on 01/24/2013 7:27:30 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: cripplecreek

Dogs are a little different. I was training 2 dogs, well, and I discovered that they actually looked forward to it. When I failed to train them (I did so at a specific time each day) they would seek me out, usually with whatever props I was using (leash, ball, chew toy) in their mouths.


38 posted on 01/24/2013 9:05:28 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: cripplecreek
"Liberals love their control."

That's why they are leftists, not liberals. The Founders were liberals. These are marxists in sheep's clothing.

39 posted on 01/24/2013 9:08:27 AM PST by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: ronnyquest
That's why they are leftists, not liberals. The Founders were liberals. These are marxists in sheep's clothing.

True dat.

I'm watching the press conference announcing the push for a gun ban on C-SPAN 3. Its all about control through lies.
40 posted on 01/24/2013 9:12:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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