As we've seen in Washington state campaign finance regulations are being used to shut down the ability of free citizens to speak. but why stop there... some jerk sitting in a college computer pod in a library.. heck he must be monied political speech.
The House voted 225-182 for a bill that would have excluded blogs, e-mails and other Internet communications from regulation by the
Federal Election Commission. That was 47 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed under a procedure that limited debate time and allowed no amendments.
So you see because of stupid rules and not respecting free speech, you are now going to allow draconian bans on words by regular americans.
Unlike some bloggers who went to "News Magazine" format... I gladly wait the FEC Ubercommisars to come so I can go to the EFF and the ACLU....
and who is against free speech again... yep you guessed it.
Opposition was led by Rep. Marty Meehan (news, bio, voting record), D-Mass., who with Rep. Christopher Shays (news, bio, voting record), R-Conn., championed the 2002 campaign finance law that banned unlimited "soft money" contributions that corporations, unions and individuals were making to political parties.
and their logic to assault our Free Speech again?
But Meehan said no one wants to regulate bloggers. He said he and Shays have an alternative that would protect the free speech rights of bloggers while closing the cyberspace loophole where a lawmaker could vote for a prescription drug bill and then ask pharmaceutical interests to write six-figure checks for campaign ads for them to run on the Internet.
This is about Swift Boats.. and about the fake TANG memos
It is like Mccain-Feingold was a bill to try to shut down advantage of the political right over the political left
Screw you Meehan... I await you guys trying to shut me down.
Polipundit makes it more clear
Here’s the roll call on that House bill to exclude blogs and e-mails and such from regulation by the FEC under McCain-Feingold:
179 (77%) = Republicans in favor of excluding the Internet from FEC regulation.
46 (23%) = Democrats in favor thereof.
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143 (71%) = Democrats who voted not to exclude the Internet from FEC regulation.
38 (16%) = Republicans who so voted.
Totals: 225-182-26, in favor.
You'll stop this blog when you pull the keyboard out of my hands