President Obama, Congressional Leaders seek to ban all anti-war political parties

In a move few political pundits could have predicted, President Obama announced today a new initiative to outlaw all antiwar political parties in the United States. White House spokesperson April Odin announced that the White House is working with Senators McCain and Lieberman and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the historic enabling legislation, calling it “change you can believe in.” Odin told reporters, “we are at war, and criticizing the war effort is treason. Also, President Obama got elected with a lot of votes from people who were opposed to President Bush’s wars, so naturally he doesn’t want the same sort of thing to happen to him. If we can keep antiwar political parties off the ballot completely, we can ensure there will be no chance of a peace ticket sweeping the White House in 2012.”

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9 thoughts on “President Obama, Congressional Leaders seek to ban all anti-war political parties

  1. Ross Levin

    If my copy of A People’s History of the United States isn’t outdated, the Espionage Act from Woodrow Wilson’s administration that outlawed anti-war speech was never repealed or stricken down by the courts, so…

  2. Josh D. Ondich

    You got me, but i could see Obama and Congress passing laws to enforce stricter penalties on militias and hate groups. I do not see him encouraging outlawing third parties. Both parties do not see third parties as electable, so the Greens and the Libertarians are not even a blimp on both parties agenda.

  3. Marc Montoni

    Hmmm… Thanks for the suggestion. Read up on the Espionage Act. Reading along led me to the fact that laws against the Communist Party are still on the books. Wow.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espionage_Act_of_1917

    Yep, it’s still in there, in bits and pieces. Check out 18 U.S.C. § 2387:

    http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/115/2387

    … and 18 U.S.C. § 2388:

    http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/115/2388

    Now another Democrat is in the White House… Maybe the April Fools thing isn’t so farfetched…

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