In Obama Confidant's Spine-Chilling Proposal, Salon columnist Glenn Greenwald, an attorney, described Sunstein's approach as follows:
So Sunstein isn't calling right now for proposals (1) and (2) -- having Government "ban conspiracy theorizing" or "impose some kind of tax on those who" do it -- but he says "each will have a place under imaginable conditions."
I'd love to know the "conditions" under which the government-enforced banning of conspiracy theories or the imposition of taxes on those who advocate them will "have a place." That would require, at a bare minimum, a repeal of the First Amendment. Anyone who believes this should, for that reason alone, be barred from any meaningful government position.
It sure sounds like a troubled world. Can't we all just get along and be friends?
This column is excerpted from a longer version cross-posted with extensive references at the Justice Integrity Project website