Many people are worried now about the new federal “Ministry of Truth,” which supposedly will be imposed on us now that Obama has signed H.R. 5181, the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act, that includes a federal “Center for Information Analysis and Response.” Such an agency, according to WND, will use taxpayer funds to infiltrate educational institutions and news media to aid government bureaucrats to determine what is the real truth and what is “fake news.” Like we can trust bureaucrats and their media and academia sycophants who propagandize daily — dishonestly promoting everything from the Iraq War to ObamaCare — to let the American people know what the “truth” is!
But I don’t think such an agency will last very long. There is something called the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (Yes, it’s still the “law of the land,” when I last checked, regardless of the court kooks and degenerates who rubber-stamp bureaucrats’ insatiable cravings for power.) And the First Amendment states:
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.
I am hopeful that courts will overturn this new law as unconstitutional, unless Donald Trump thinks he can benefit from such an agency as long as it still exists and exerts power. So far, he has demonstrated NO understanding of the concept of freedom of speech, as well as freedom of trade, free markets, and all the rest. If we’re lucky, someone might give him a copy of the U.S. Constitution and he might actually read it and get some analyses from constitutional lawyers such as Jonathan Turley and John Whitehead. (But, being the realist that I am, I’m not holding my breath.)