Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Newt Gingrich: Freedom of Speech? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Freedom of Speech

Newt Gingrich advocates that we roll up the Constitution with a few grams of purple-hair indica and ditch our right to free speech in a big cloud of smoke.

Well, not quite. But close enough.

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.

Newt Gingrich


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.

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