Democrat Congressman and Muslim Brotherhood-linked Keith Ellison took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. It’s rare that you can find a member of Congress that abides by that oath, but Ellison has taken his disloyalty to his oath to a new level.
Ellison, who is “the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, wrote to Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos, demanding that he no longer sell at Amazon any material that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) dislikes.”
No Congressman should use his or her authority to violate the First Amendment that begins with a prohibition against Congress:
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.
Freedom of speech and the press are not reserved for media outlets like CNN, MSNBC, and Fox. Today, anyone who publishes, whether it’s a self-published book (something Amazon excels in) or a blog post, is protected by the First Amendment. Congress cannot interfere. A private company can refuse to publish someone’s work, but the government has no authority to put pressure on a private company like Ellison did.
Not surprisingly, Ellison removed the letter from his congressional website: “The requested file was not found.” You can read the entire letter here.
Ellison’s cover is to rid Amazon of racist and Nazi material. But this paragraph goes far beyond these two categories of books:
I am writing to you with my concerns about the amount of money Amazon has made from the sale of literature and music published by entities identified as “hate groups” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
The Koran has a lot of hateful material in it. It didn’t stop Ellison from taking his oath of office with his hand on the two-volume set from Thomas Jefferson’s library. There are many people who consider the Koran to be “hate literature.”
The SPLC has developed a list of hate groups. This list has been sent to police departments and organizations like Amazon. If you or your organization is on that list, you will be discriminated against. If you or your organization oppose same-sex marriage, you or your organization is most likely on that list…
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