When I post a new article to my blog on the Constitution, I always send out an email to those who request to be put on the list to be notified of new posts. I have many military veterans on the list and some members of the active military. Most of them have given me personal email addresses; but some use their military email address, and some people forward my emails and articles to active duty military personnel.
Now when anyone in the army is sent one of my articles, the following automated response is received: “The message that you sent to an @us.army.mil user with subject ‘The Politics of Fear’ was not accepted for delivery since it contained URLs that Army Cyber Command has disallowed.”
The URLs being referred to are to my blog, the United States Justice Foundation, and the Constitutional Law Alliance. In other words, active duty members of the army are being denied access to information about the very Constitution they have vowed to fight (and if necessary, die) to defend. Something is very wrong with this picture.
I have emailed the Army Cyber Command for an explanation. I pointed out that I am an army veteran and asked why my emails and articles were being blocked. I received no reply to explain why I am being denied my First Amendment rights, as are the members of the army who would like to read my articles.
This appears to be another part of a pattern by the Obama administration to strip away the basic Constitutional rights of every American. I don’t intend to let it end here. I intend to keep the oath I took to protect and defend the Constitution and take whatever legal steps are necessary to reverse this censorship effort by the government.
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