Minority status shenanigans and free speech

I’ve been paying a lot of attention to the controversy of Elizabeth Warren’s claim to Native American ancestry. Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart.com and William A. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection, two of my favorites web sites and bloggers, have done an outstanding job of digging into the details of the story and debunking her claims. There have been a number of others who have done some good work as well and the referred-to sites provide the proper attribution.

One of the things that concerns me is how Obama and the liberals try to group people into special-interest constituencies, whether they be black, green, female, homosexual, Muslim, “Native American”, etc., etc., etc. The obvious extension of this ploy, outside of political gain, is in giving these [so-called] special groups legal standing in the court of law and, by extension, on the street. Will we be subject to the same kind of insanity going on in the Netherlands with Geert Wilders or in Australia with Andrew Bolt?

Mark Stein gave a fabulous [video] speech in defense of Bolt for a gathering of Bolt supporters last year in Melbourne. It’s definitely worth a view:

UPDATE 1:

If you think I’m blowing smoke about how Obama will use divisive tactics to help him politically, check out this clip from his recent appearance on “The View”. Notice how he corrects himself to insert his middle name:

Hat tip: Hot Air

UPDATE 2:

Is Rush Limbaugh our version of Geert Wilders? You decide!

UPDATE 3:

Well, that didn’t take long…

International boxing star Manny Pacquiao denied allegations on Monday that he said homosexuals should be “put to death” after an interview that got him banned from one of the city’s most popular destinations.

You can read the rest HERE.