Law firm warns: White House raising 'significant First Amendment concerns' August 7, 2009 A nonprofit public interest law firm is demanding that the White House withdraw a citizen "snitch" program that seeks to collect information on those who make "fishy" statements about President Obama's health care "reform." As WND reported, the White House announced the program Aug. 4, pleading with people around the nation to forward to a White House e-mail address anything they see "about health insurance reform that seems fishy." In his post on the White House blog, Macon Phillips, White House director of new media, wrote: Scary chain e-mails and videos are starting to percolate on the Internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to 'uncover' the truth about the president's health insurance reform positions. There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain e-mails 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 e-mail or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The American Center for Law and Justice, or ACLJ, sent a letter to President Obama today, warning, "This citizen reporting program raises significant First Amendment concerns. LINK: OBAMA 'SNITCH' PROGRAM PUT ON NOTICE !!!!