Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Speaker of the House Is the Man

I went over to his Blog to look at his posts on the Online Freedom of speech act.

My respect for him has grown because of this here.

Listen, I know that some of you out there may not agree with me on everything. That’s okay. But if you want the freedom to keep blogging and saying whatever you’re saying without government intervention, this is the bill to support.

There’s nothing wrong with political dialogue online. It’s public debate.

The fact of the matter is we’re going to continue to see new technologies. And that’s good. They’re helping people stay in touch with government – and become more involved with government. When I first started in the House, we got handwritten letters and phone calls from constituents. Now we’ve got email. And blogs.

There’s no reason to let the FEC load down political online messages with a bunch of bureaucracy and rules. I say, let the people debate online if they want to.

and here

This bill would have kept the hands of the federal government off of Internet speech and protected the online debate that’s underway. Our world has evolved and grown more technologically savvy. Lawmakers need to adjust to these changes. Unfortunately, opponents of online speech have decided to punish our changing technological world. It’s especially unfortunate that Democratic Leader Pelosi voted no to free speech.

You see why our politicans may only have moments of being the leaders we want them to be... I think we should honor them when those moments come up

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