Senator Cornyn Urges White House To Stop Compiling Enemies List

Yesterday, Texas Senator John Cornyn sent a letter to President Obama in which he called for an immediate end to the White House’s health care enemies list.

Cornyn not only writes that citizens have a right to speak out, but also points out that there would be “justifiable outrage”  from Democrats had George W. Bush’s White House ever asked Americans to send them emails which were critical of the president’s policies.  Cornyn aptly notes it would have been Obama himself leading the charge in such a case.

So I urge you to cease this program immediately.  At the very least, I request that you detail to Congress and the public the protocols that your White House is following to purge the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and identities of citizens who are reported to have engaged in “fishy” speech.  And I respectfully request an answer to the following:

How do you intend to use the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and identities of citizens who are reported to have engaged in “fishy” speech?

How do you intend to notify citizens who have been reported for “fishy” speech?

What action do you intend to take against citizens who have been reported for engaging in “fishy” speech?

Do your own past statements qualify as “disinformation”? For example, is it “disinformation” to note that in 2003 you said:”I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care plan”?

Pwned on that last bullet (emphasis mine).

Full text of letter here

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11 thoughts on “Senator Cornyn Urges White House To Stop Compiling Enemies List

  1. This fish market program sounds laughable except it is truly sinister when you think about it. As the senator said, what is the government going to do with this info?Encouraging people to snitch on friends, family members, neighbors, those you don’t like,teachers, etc. The left has the gonads to paint concerned taxpayers as enemies of the state?

  2. This guy (Obama) is turning out to be exactly what we most feared. Never mind what he said on the campaign trail, this kind of outrageous intrusion and trampling of the constitution goes straight back to his formative years and those he aligned himself with and was mentored by. Scares the crap outta me.

  3. Redstateredneck, NO! We should be scaring the hell outta the leftists and we are. Keep pushing, even if you only forward these stories to friends and family.

  4. redstateredneck.. Im with you… I was going to ask how the hell 52% of americans didn’t see what we saw, then I remember my step-daughter (junior in college) “Why did you vote for Obama?” I asked. “I just did, hes going to help me put gas in my gar and if I get raped I can get an abortion” she answered.
    The college kids were all brainwashed and the ACORN CREW obviously was involved, add in some Bush hatred ( Ithink these ones are the ones that are saying “oh no”). Anyway, as V.T. said keep forwarding emails and news clips to each other and hopefully we can get thru till 1-20-13 : )

  5. he has now declared that the american citizen is the enemy. no tyrant wants to be questioned by the serfs. and since he is a ‘god like,’ tyrant/king he is
    royally pissed. who the fck are we to doubt him.
    this is what power does to megalomaniacs. hitler issued this kind of ‘turn in your neighbors, family and friends’ directive. it is interesting that o does not seem the least bit concerned w/ how this kind of tactic might look to american citizens. he is really a dangerous out of control sob.

  6. {nyc redneck!!} You have been missed !

    Here is a sample of what we are up against.

    My Rep Joe Courtney (D-umb CT) has nadda listed on his website events schedule.The cretin has resorted to having the state DNC website post his appearances the day of.He was in the next town over the other night and still, 300 plus people showed up. It was not pleasant for him and this is a very blue state.

    My point is, this type of chicanery shows how terrified our elected officials are of our righteous indignation.Keep the heat on, these words are just as powerful as they were 233 years ago.

    When people fear the government there is tyranny.
    When government fears the people there is liberty.

    Thomas Jefferson

  7. Got a fairly new Facebook friend who today was expressing angst over action his Senator’s office (Sen. Mark Warner (Dem. Va.) took:
    My friend called, on the telephone, to express opposition to the Health Care plan, giving them only his name. They responded by e-mail……..he’s feeling utterly spied-upon…..

    I told him that nowadays it is fairly simple to find, by an internet search, one’s information…..but that it was an expression more of a sign of laziness unto contempt, bred by fear of “the people” by the gov’t……and that sending him an e-mail was essentially a sneaky, not-having-to-talk-live-with-us, action…..

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