Saturday, June 11, 2005

You Can Regulate This Blog When You Pry It From My Cold Dead Fingers

See below for the Left's latest attempt to silence bloggers by applying campaign finance regulations to online speech. Of course, this type of thing is brought to you in part by "Republican" Senator, bad student, and media whore sell-out, John McCain.

The results of any Congressional action on this are irrelevant in my view.

Anyone who attempts to stop me from publishing this blog before an election will be picking up his teeth with broken fingers.

Read below how you can voice your oppositi0n and take action.

Campaign Finance Rules vs. Freedom of Blog

If you've ever blogged about politics in the US, this might be of some interest to you. The Federal Election Commission is considering rules (Proposed Rules PDF) that would apply federal campaign finance regulations to online speech. The FEC says it wants to regulate only paid advertising on the Internet but the proposed rules seem to go well beyond that. For example:
    Proposed Rules for Bloggers
  • Mandatory disclaimers on political blogs
  • Team blogs must register as a "political committee"
  • Bloggers to file campaign expenditure reports
The Center for Democracy and Technology and the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet at George Washington University have launched a campaign to educate the FEC, and have posted a helpful website where you can learn more and take action.


Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

This comment placed here for the same purpose that a bartender puts a couple of his own dollars in the tip jar at the beginning of his shift. Comments beget comments.

7/05/2005 09:21:00 AM  

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