Wednesday, March 16, 2005

SCOTUS, Bloggers, McCain-Feingold and the FEC

McCain-Feingold is proving to have opened a Pandora's Box of tyrannical policies.

Commissioners of the FEC are openly talking about REGULATING - (read abridging) - blogs which make some forms of political commentary during the last 60 days of federal elections - (THE MOST IMPORTANT time TO BLOG on elections).

This is a HORRIFYING development.

Here's a solution:

Let's start a movement to AMEND THE CONSTITUTION with an NEW AMENDMENT which would protect NOT ONLY BLOGGERS, but protect ALL SPEECH - very very clearly. I'd word it something like this:

"The government shall make NO laws abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

Oh. Sorry. You're right: THAT'S THE FIRST AMENDMENT (sans the establishment clause)!

I guess we just need a SCOTUS that will ENFORCE THE CONSTITUTION! Sheesh! Because they upheld McCain-Feingold, this SCOTUS has given, in effect, more 1st Amendment protections to pornographers than to citizens during elections!

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