President Barack Obama believes his re-election gives him a mandate to continue on his path to "fundamentally transform" America. He is well on his way to fundamentally transforming the First Amendment's protection of freedom of speech to a more Sharia-friendly version.
The transformation is playing out before our eyes in the persecution of the producer of the anti-Islam video blamed by Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top administration officials for the Benghazi murders that took the lives of Ambassador John Christopher Stevens, Navy Seal Tyrone Woods and two other brave Americans. The day after Obama's re-election victory lap, the video producer, Mark Basseley Youssef, was sentenced by a federal district court judge to one year in prison for violating the terms of his probation. The Obama administration had gone after Youssef relentlessly, using probation violations as a convenient pretext to arrest and prosecute him. The real goal was to punish Youssef for blasphemy against Islam – a crime under Sharia law.
The sorry record leading up to the Obama administration's trashing of the First Amendment speaks for itself. On September 14, 2012 – three days after the Benghazi terrorist attack – a memorial service attended by President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and family members of the fallen heroes was held at Andrews Air Force. When approached by the father of Navy Seal Woods, Clinton vowed to him that the Obama administration would "arrest and prosecute" the producer of the video. In her remarks at the service, she denounced the "awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with" as the cause of the violence.