FIRST AMENDMENT VIOLATION BY WALKER ADMINISTRATION
In Juneau, a campaign flyer that shows a suited politician stuffing money in his suit (representing taking your money for taxes) has some members of the Jewish community up in arms.
They say it’s anti-semitic. They say it’s despicable. They demand an apology.
Now, the Walker Administration itself is involved and is asking for an apology.
This is what they say is anti-semitic:
The verdict against Republicans from Juneau’s most prolific and tart liberal blogger slams the mailer, but in doing so, she profiles Jewish people herself. She, too, is a member of the Walker Administration:
IT GETS WORSE
Both the Governor’s Chief of Staff Scott Kendall and the Lt. Gov.’s Chief of Staff Claire Richardson have told Juneau Republican women to apologize.
These demands have been made via personal phone calls, e-mail, text messages, and on Facebook. The group’s leaders are under siege by government officials making demands.
A social media message from Richardson, the state official who is essentially in charge of overseeing the Division of Elections, is shown here:
Richardson and Kendall are government officials who have direct influence over the elections process.
They are first profiling Jewish citizens with a stereotype that they promote, and then telling Republicans to apologize for what they themselves have profiled.
And then they, and Elizabeth Bolling, a Walker Administration assistant legislative director, are contacting the media to demand blood.
This is a violation of the First Amendment and may be a case of government officials at the highest level interfering in the election process itself.
Jesse Kiehl is the Democrat running for Senate Seat Q. Don Etheridge, a petition candidate, is the other person in the race.
Government officials do not get to hide behind “it was my personal opinion” when they are curtailing the free speech rights of citizens. There’s no state in the union where government agents can legally put the chill on political speech.
But at this late stage, there will likely be no sanctions. The wheels have come off of this Administration. Must Read Alaska has learned the media is following the story and will be reporting on it, on the eve of the election.