Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dems on FEC move to regulate Internet campaigns, blogs, Drudge

Regulate THIS, FCC.
In a surprise move late Friday, a key Democrat on the Federal Election Commission called for burdensome new rules on Internet-based campaigning, prompting the Republican chairman to warn that Democrats want to regulate online political sites and even news media like the Drudge Report.


Baron Bodissey said...

The issue here isn't what the FEC decides to do. Regulate more, or regulate less -- that's not the issue.

The issue is how we have come to be in a position where a government commission CAN regulate our speech, and we, the peons, can only wait meekly and see what our masters have decided to forbid us to do, or allow us to do.

The fact is that we -- purportedly free Americans, millions of us armed -- have become sheep. We have allowed our government to metastasize to the point where it can do anything it wants to us.

The only way to break this behemoth is to resist it at every turn. This means to ignore ALL restrictions on free speech, whatever they may be, and be ready to take the consequences.

If millions upon millions of people did this on the internet, the system would be unable to handle the caseload, and would break down.

Yes, the first few victims would have to suffer the worst, but if thousands more were to follow, the line would be unable to hold.


Anonymous said...

The resistance shouldn't just be to regulations on the internet. I am resisting being forced to buy health insurance. I will not be forced to buy anything by any one. If they want to force me to buy health insurance then I hope they are as committed to their cause as I am to my liberty.

Anonymous said...

Of course the Democrats are opposed to free speech, but then again, so are the Republicans. The only difference lies in which kinds of speech each group wants to outlaw.

Just as many Democrats want to ban speech that offends their list of specially-protected groups ("hate speech"), Republicans typically want to outlaw speech that offends THEIR sacred cows. An example of the latter is disrespect toward their holy cloth idol, the US flag.

Lots of Americans claim to support freedom, but only a miniscule percentage actually do.

Anonymous said...

Come on - just trying to use 'reasonable' common sense regulation of a Constitutional Right - to further their libertard agends! What is so wrong with that?


Anonymous said...

Women should not be allowed to vote, nor hold office.

Democrats would never win any elections.