Except for messages from El Presidente, of course.
Do we really need the 21st century equivalent of the street-level loud speakers of 1930's European dictatorships, forcing citizens to endure unnecessary and unwanted messages from the fearless leader? Imagine what the texter-in-chief might consider critical news to share with all of us:
OMG. i really did it. hes dead, bin laden dead. i shot him well it was the soldiers but i gave the order. man this president thing is HARD work i need another vacation. peace out yall... p.s. dont spike the football thats my job ;)We've already had a taste of the nefarious direction that Barack Obama and his Braintrust would take such power. Remember-- less than two short years ago-- that citizens were urged to turn each other in for suspicious opposition to the President's health care takeover:
"These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com."
Reporting "casual conversations" of fellow citizens, and sending targeted messages to every citizen regardless of their disposition to receive them, is the kind of Big Brotherism that belongs in the chilling history of the last century's totalitarian regimes, not in the United States of America.