Skip to comments.Bloggers from both sides oppose FEC regulations (FEC Might Limit Web Free Speech)
Posted on 03/22/2006 4:36:06 AM PST by PJ-Comix
Conservative and liberal bloggers both worry their freedom of speech is threatened by proposed campaign-finance rules that seek to regulate online political speech.
The Federal Election Commission is expected tomorrow to outline rules that could limit political Web logs and e-mail solicitations and would be similar to campaign-finance laws that apply to more traditional advocacy groups, such as the AFL-CIO and the National Rifle Association.
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McCain is nutz.
I agree with you that CFR is a bad law. However no one has tried to change it, Why is that? Why havent feingold and McCain triesd to fine tune it. My belief is that many in Congress like it the way it is, They approve of having our Constitutional Rights Impaired.
Oh they make a big deal out of the Patriot Act for political purposes, but CFR is much worse than the patriot act for taking away Americans rights.
I hope that JimRob has a BACKUP server for the FR in the Bahamas or someplace else offshore.
I don't mind the PA, but McCain-Feingold is the single biggest leap of hypocrisy and assault on one of our basic freedoms ever foisted on us by other "Americans".
I'd say the Kelo decision is right up there. Worse, IMHO, though the two go rather well hand in hand...
. . . and when it was pointed out that McCain-Feingold hadn't contained campaign finance but just produced other loophole-seeking behavior and distortions in 2004, McCain had the nerve to assert that the law has to be strengthened!
McCain-Feingold is terrible law, because it explicitly gives journalists rights distinct from those of the people. The First Amendment does not allow that.
O'Connor was part of the 5-4 SCOTUS majority that OKed McCain-Feingold and, please God, that ruling will be overturned root and branch.
How do you regulate free speech?
McCain reminds me of the character Capt. Queeg in the movie and book "The Caine Mutiny". He appears to have a few screws loose.
A cynical person might suggest that the place is getting long overdue for some kind of revolution.
How I Work
U.S. Senator (R-Arizona)
You lose battles in politics. I do get good and angry. Really angry! By God, I'm not going to let them beat me again. I don't like to lose. After the 2000 race for the presidential nomination, I spent at least ten days -- and in many ways it was the most wonderful experience of my life -- wallowing in self-pity. It was really fun. Freeing.
Then I just woke up and said it was time to get over this. The people you represent don't want you this way. You're still their Senator. And besides, America doesn't like sore losers. I also don't hold grudges. It's a waste of time. What's the point? Frankly, the sweetest revenge is success.
Amen. If McCain is nominated in 2008 I will not be voting that year.
There are 2 things of mine that you don't mess with. One is my gun safe and the other is telling me what I can say and think.
Nominating Bloomberg, Pataki or Guiliani also would convince me to stay home rather than voting.
I really don't think McCain wants Internet speech shut down and I don't think there's a snowball in hell's chance of it happening.
Yawn, CFR was going to pass by override of a veto anyway.
Congress actually is the one that proposes legislation and CFR lays in the lap of mccain.
But nice try at Bush bashing.
It apparently wasn't so bad that it could draw out the Boy King's veto pen.
Does McLame still think he's Luke Skywalker?
All of us need to speak out against this outrage!
So why did the House delay its vote on Hensarling's bill? Do we know if McCain had anything to do with that?
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