Would you like to share your political views with other Americans by making a private contribution to an organization that shares your perspective?
You have every right to do so! Right?
Congress shall make no law ... prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Watch out buddy. Congress may not be able to silence you, but Obama believes that he can:
The White House last week began circulating a draft executive order that would require companies seeking government contracts to disclose contributions -- including those that otherwise would have been secret -- to groups that air political ads attacking or supporting candidates...Administration critics, including the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are seizing on the White House's draft executive order, in particular, as evidence of an attempt to use executive power to punish or silence political adversaries, while rewarding supporters.Calling the draft executive order "an affront to the separation of powers ... (and) to free speech," chamber spokeswoman Blair Latoff said it "lays the groundwork for a political litmus test for companies that wish to do business with the federal government" and is "less about disclosure than intimidation."
I think the Chamber of Commerce is right. Remember this headline?
A War Of Lies Against The Chamber
And this one from the New York Times?
Is Obama’s War With U.S. Chamber of Commerce Over?
Of course the war isn't over. Bellicose Obama never ends his wars.
To the point, if King Obama doesn't monitor the political activities of his subjects, how will he know "whose ass to kick"? How will he be able to punish his enemies and reward his friends? How will his administration decide who will receive his coveted Weiner Waivers?