March 08, 2005


I've been reading in a nymber of blogs about the possibility that soon the FEC would start monitering the content of our blogs and apply the BCRA regulations to them in regards to political speech.

Some (mostly on the Left, surprise surprise) say there is nothing to worry about, unless you've set your blog up to be a campaign tool for a particular candidate or party; others seem to think that the jackbooted thugs are pounding on the door.

I am in the middle on this one. I don't think the thugs are at the door quite yet, but setting the precedent will surely lead to that coming to pass. The right of every citizen to openly speak his mind on political issues WHENEVER and WHEREVER he wishes is the most precious freedom we have. It's only equal is the right we have under the 2nd Amenment to bear arms to protect that freedom of expression. Lest we require the use of the right to bear arms, we'd damn well better prevent any limiting of our 1st Amendment rights from occurring in the first place.

The Camel's nose is in the tent, I believe that we must prevent him from entering. Consequently I have decided to join the McCain-Feingold Insurrection. It's far better to fight a tyrany as a proposal rather than once it's become entrenched.

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Posted by Delftsman3 at March 8, 2005 07:51 PM

I am adding you to my Blogroll!

Posted by: ZiPpo at March 8, 2005 08:31 PM

I know I tend to sound like chicken little. But when the BCRA was first being brought up for action..I was snickered at then "You have nothing to worry about. It will never effect your individual right to free speech." Perhaps not, but it DID set the precedent for future misuses and abuses. And we are seeing the potential fruit of that seed planted by Senators McCanin and Feingold.

Posted by: Guy S at March 8, 2005 10:11 PM

Comrade McCain collaborated with Comrade Feingold to strip freedom of speech from the general population during elections, now they want to extend that suppression. My biggest dissapointment is that Bush didn't have the balls to veto the bill and signed it into law. It is unconstitutional. I don't believe that this is the first time that McCain has collaborated against his fellow Americans.

Posted by: Jack at March 9, 2005 05:11 PM

This particular bunch on the FEC may come up with an OK rule - but what of the next? The law itself must be altered or repealed.

Posted by: John Anderson at March 10, 2005 01:23 AM
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