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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coming election cycle and all election cycles in the future until we can get the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold act repealed.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
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McCain, John - (R - AZ)
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(From post #732 by bd476)


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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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