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This is just a drill: Thanks to John McCain, Free Republic will shut down tomorrow at high noon for
Free Republic ^

Posted on 03/23/2006 8:03:45 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Edited on 03/24/2006 11:31:56 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Now hear this:

Thanks to John McCain, Free Republic will shut down tomorrow at high noon for 30 days. No non government approved electioneering messages may be transmitted over the internet for the 30 days immediately preceding a primary election.

That is all.


The above exercise was just a drill. But if John McCain has his way with his proposed rules for regulating political free speech on the internet, this is how we will be forced to operate in the coming election cycle and all election cycles in the future until we can get the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold act repealed.

Carthago delenda est


I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!



If the thought of losing your right to express yourself online makes you mad, it is high time you let Senator John McCain know how you feel.

McCain, John - (R - AZ)
(202) 224-2235

Washington, DC
241 Russell Senate Ofc. Bldg.
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2235
Fax: (202) 228-2862


Phoenix
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Phone: (602) 952-2410
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Tempe
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Phone: (480) 897-6289
Fax: (480) 897-8389

Tucson
407 W. Congress Street
Suite 103
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 670-6334
Fax: (520) 670-6637


McCain, John - (R - AZ)
(202) 224-2235

Other contact #'s
US capitol toll free -

1-877-762-8762
Senate Offices:

Cloak Room Democratic: (202) 224-4691
Cloak Room Republican: (202) 224-6191

(From post #732 by bd476)


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To: gidget7

is there a recall system in Arizona?

That'd be a place to start. He's not up for re-election to the senate till 2010.

In the meantime we should begin setting up Stop McCain 2008 organizations in early primary states. These grassroots groups could cut McCain off early and cripple him in the 2008 race.

He won't be able to raise funds if we humilate him in the first few primaries..

this j@ck@ss McCain sure has a lot of nerve....


151 posted on 03/23/2006 8:24:31 PM PST by Will_Zurmacht
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To: Jim Robinson

I'm still new here!

I didn't think a thread could move that fast!


152 posted on 03/23/2006 8:24:31 PM PST by me-here
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To: Antoninus
The Republic as we knew it ceased to exist sometime in the last 40 years.

ROCK N' ROLL has destroyed our country. Thank you John Lennon.

"FREE" LOVE my a$$!

And I wish I was just trying to be cute typing that. :^(

153 posted on 03/23/2006 8:24:49 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: Jim Robinson

Since when is FR endorsing candidates or parties?


154 posted on 03/23/2006 8:24:54 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Holy moly! If we shut down, the terrorists McLame wins, not to mention his censure-prone sidekick. Surely there must be another way.
155 posted on 03/23/2006 8:24:54 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: Enterprise
"Out of my cold dead hands!"

Out of my cold dead wireless keyboard batteries!

156 posted on 03/23/2006 8:24:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Indy Pendance

Thanks, Indy! That's handy!


157 posted on 03/23/2006 8:25:14 PM PST by Just Lori (To everything, there is a season.........Ecclesiastes, 3:1-8)
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To: Jim Robinson

Kiss my cheesy white Arse Johnny! You bloody damned RINO! Thanks a LOT for the 527's you arsehole!!!!!!


158 posted on 03/23/2006 8:25:17 PM PST by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: Jim Robinson

We'll be called to witness against you on judgement day McCain...Every single one of us !


159 posted on 03/23/2006 8:25:28 PM PST by SENTINEL (USMC GWI (MY GOD IS GOD, ROCKCHUCKER !!))
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To: NormsRevenge

Hell, this is more scary that London flooding!


160 posted on 03/23/2006 8:25:37 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Mo1
US capitol toll free - 1-877-762-8762

I'm alllll over it. Thanks

161 posted on 03/23/2006 8:25:54 PM PST by kerryusama04 (The Bill of Rights is not occupation specific.)
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To: All

Another proof there was no evolution!


162 posted on 03/23/2006 8:26:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: me-here
I didn't think a thread could move that fast!

You ain't seen nothing, kid. Wait until election night. LOL, every time you refresh, another page gets added.

163 posted on 03/23/2006 8:26:23 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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To: I got the rope
RE: #137

Exactly.

164 posted on 03/23/2006 8:26:25 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: Pukin Dog
Please say you are kidding?

Maybe Jim is tired of taking the lion's share of the weight of activism on his shoulders, and wants to give us a taste of what he's fighting against. Will we show half the gumption Jim has shown over the years? Time will tell.

Just a thought.

165 posted on 03/23/2006 8:26:31 PM PST by poindexter
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To: Jim Robinson

You need to take every thing down except a crying post, well monitored with a count down circle.


166 posted on 03/23/2006 8:26:31 PM PST by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: Txsleuth

Can we go to Free Dominion????


167 posted on 03/23/2006 8:26:31 PM PST by del4hope (It is time to dust off US sedition and treason laws.)
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To: Jim Robinson


This would have been a perfect post 8 days from now except for our FReepathon commencing on the same date.


168 posted on 03/23/2006 8:26:51 PM PST by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: sweetliberty

Bloggers from both sides oppose FEC regulations (FEC Might Limit Web Free Speech)
Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2006 | Eric Pfeiffer

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1600831/posts

(snip)
The FEC was expected to publish its proposed Internet regulations yesterday on its Web site. However, the agenda item was listed as "submitted late." When The Washington Times contacted the FEC, it said the item is now scheduled to be posted this morning.


169 posted on 03/23/2006 8:26:53 PM PST by Mo1 ("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
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To: Jim Robinson; FrankP

bttt


170 posted on 03/23/2006 8:26:55 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO")
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To: Fawnn
I imagine this has to do with http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1602097/posts , right? (We can't have anymore pesky uncovering of forged documents so close to an election! Why that would just disrupt "every sensible person"'s intentions!)

I think you have it. I just read that thread and now see that Jim has edited the original to add the entire text. Yes, Congress critters in both houses are determined to shred the First Amendment more than it already is.

171 posted on 03/23/2006 8:27:03 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: Jim Robinson

DOWN WITH MCCAIN!


172 posted on 03/23/2006 8:27:15 PM PST by plewis1250
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To: Brad's Gramma

ping!


173 posted on 03/23/2006 8:27:26 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Jim Robinson

So, this is what this is about?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1602097/posts

Grass-Roots Activists and Bloggers Brace for New Regulation [McCain gunning for the Net]
Newsmax ^ | 3/23/06 | Jason Barnes

Posted on 03/23/2006 9:14:40 PM CST by defenderSD
Edited on 03/23/2006 9:36:44 PM CST by Jim Robinson. [history]

They are two of America's free, unregulated voices of political activism but a gathering storm of Washington regulation threatens to stifle them forever.

Grass-roots activists and Internet bloggers, who largely escaped the restrictions of the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform act, are the targets of a looming, two-pronged government assault which aims to lasso and corral the last wild mustangs on the political range.


174 posted on 03/23/2006 8:27:35 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: Jim Robinson

Screw McCain.

Time for some civil disobedience.


175 posted on 03/23/2006 8:27:46 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: Bahbah; AliVeritas

Ping!


176 posted on 03/23/2006 8:28:20 PM PST by del4hope (It is time to dust off US sedition and treason laws.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Now you did it my wife is going to find out we are realy married.


177 posted on 03/23/2006 8:28:35 PM PST by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yup. I have been pretty silent but this is one issue that just won't go away without intervention from all sides of the political spectrum..

There are some in gubamint that are just plain evil and could care less about whose rights they trample in their quest for power.


178 posted on 03/23/2006 8:28:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jim Robinson

Whoa! Nobody told me this was a politically oriented forum...


179 posted on 03/23/2006 8:29:00 PM PST by posterchild (Living a capitalist dream in a socialist 'paradise.')
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To: Jim Robinson

Seriously? NOOOO! What can we do? i'll have withdrawals....


180 posted on 03/23/2006 8:29:06 PM PST by EmilyGeiger
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To: Jim Robinson
The tree of liberty thirsts!

It makes me happy to see someone phrase it this way.
181 posted on 03/23/2006 8:29:20 PM PST by mysterio
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To: eeevil conservative

Ping a ling!


182 posted on 03/23/2006 8:29:26 PM PST by Just Lori (To everything, there is a season.........Ecclesiastes, 3:1-8)
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To: Fawnn

SCARY...thanks for posting that, I had missed it.


183 posted on 03/23/2006 8:29:27 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bush-Bot;WaterBucket Brigader;and fan of defconw;Cboldt is my mentor!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Did the government specifically threaten Free Republic?


184 posted on 03/23/2006 8:29:28 PM PST by demlosers
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To: Jim Robinson

Can we keep the non-political religious threads going? :-)


185 posted on 03/23/2006 8:29:46 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Jim Robinson
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE:
In Congress, July 4, 1776,

THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are creat- ed equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the gov- erned.

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abol- ish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happi- ness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long es- tablished should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invar- iably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.


186 posted on 03/23/2006 8:29:49 PM PST by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim Rob, do whatever you have to do to ensure our freedom of speech - and let us help you do it. FreeRepublic will continue in whatever form is necessary, and you will be a part of it. We all will be a part...


187 posted on 03/23/2006 8:30:31 PM PST by dandelion
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To: Jim Robinson

McCain doesn't have the power to do this alone. It would take George Bush's help. Oh wait. I almost forgot, Bush has already signed off on this.


188 posted on 03/23/2006 8:30:38 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie, because he didn't bake one.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Mr. Robinson, if you are not willing to give this a fight, if nothing else than in the courts, and you volunteerily shutdown Free Republic. Than you and your creation Free Rupublic are not worth my time.

Because now is the time for you to either do what you preach and walk the walk, or you hide like a coward and shutdown Free Republic.

I have my own plans in fixing this nation, I hope they will not include violence, but I don't need FR to do them.

189 posted on 03/23/2006 8:30:49 PM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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To: Jim Robinson

Something tells that Mr Robinson had Duke and UCLA in the Tourney...


190 posted on 03/23/2006 8:30:54 PM PST by Philistone (Turning lead into gold...)
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To: Jim Robinson
I'm afraid to go to sleep, you know the Deviance code and all.
191 posted on 03/23/2006 8:30:55 PM PST by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: Jim Robinson
Ah, but the strawberries! That's, that's where he had us!

192 posted on 03/23/2006 8:30:58 PM PST by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: Plutarch

Anyone got the pic of the AK-47 and the keyboard with the warning, "You can have them when you pry them from my cold, dead hands".


193 posted on 03/23/2006 8:31:01 PM PST by JamesP81
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To: edmond246
feel like a by-stander watching the Riechstag burn and just knowing what was coming next. If true, and hey you never know, this is just sending chills through my body.

Me too. We are loosing troops to protect our freedom while the lawmakers try to wipe out what they are fighting for.

194 posted on 03/23/2006 8:31:13 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: del4hope

I probably will. They've been very kind to FReeper guests in the past.


195 posted on 03/23/2006 8:31:23 PM PST by GiveEmDubya
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To: Jim Robinson

Put down the crackpipe.


196 posted on 03/23/2006 8:31:42 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Txsleuth; CedarDave

You're welcome!

(Anyone who thinks the NYT is for free speech is either naive or has never worked for them!)


197 posted on 03/23/2006 8:32:01 PM PST by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: me-here

LOL! Can make your head explode can't it? :)


198 posted on 03/23/2006 8:32:10 PM PST by EmilyGeiger
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To: Jim Robinson
Ok. So DU is closing too right?

I am just BETTING that DU gets to stay open. But then DU is a LEGIT site right? Oh and of course THEY don't break up MSM stories about FORGED documents now DO they?

This just AIN'T right! This is an ABROGATION of my FREE SPEECH RIGHTS! I WANT my Freep! Who do I sue??????????

WHERE'S THE ACLU??????????????????????
199 posted on 03/23/2006 8:32:18 PM PST by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: dubyaismypresident

Drop it, did you see the poll?


200 posted on 03/23/2006 8:32:30 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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