Obama campaign ignores Petition of Right achieved in 1628
One of the rights that Americans fought to defend during their Revolution was the right not to be imprisoned because the government disliked their ideas.
Brits had achieved this right in 1628 with the Petition of Right. It is fundamental to a free people and a free country that political ideas are discussed, not criminalized.
Brits learned in the 17th century, and Americans learned in the 18th century that they would have to keep defending their rights or they would lose them.
In a move that is regarded as troubling, the Obama campaign has filed a criminal complaint against the people behind a television advertisement that links Obama to avowed terrorist William Ayers. The blog the Virginian comments on this news and displays the ad in question.
In the past the Obama campaign apparently filed criminal charges against both the Edwards and Clinton campaigns.
This is not the way that campaigners in a free country ought to respond to political advertisements they don't like. Brits learned that in 1628, and Americans in 1776.