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I'll Go Him One Better

I pledge that, if the FEC makes any attempt to crack down on on-line political expression, I will increase my political commentary in defiance of them. Massive civil disobediance is the best way to fight this new attempt to shut down public debate.

Posted by Rand Simberg at March 18, 2005 05:17 AM
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That'll scare 'em!

Posted by Tom Forsin at March 18, 2005 07:24 AM

A tired analogy but . . . a snowflake is a small thing. Dump enough on the ground and the freeway shuts down.

Posted by Brian Dunbar at March 18, 2005 09:24 AM

Well said, Rand. I agree with you.

So does Harry Reid

Posted by Bill White at March 18, 2005 10:13 AM

It would be interesting to see how the courts would treat extra-territorial bloggers like myself.

Aren't there already limits on how much candidates are allowed to accept from overseas sources? If so, then a concerted campaign by overseas interests could knock-out any US contender, simply by linking to his site a lot, thereby putting him in violation of the law.

This legislation (worthy though it's intent may be) is Unenforceable, Idiotic, and with loads of unforeseen consequences.

Posted by Alan E Brain at March 18, 2005 06:47 PM

I got a question for the FEC: if blogging on a candiate is subject to election "finance" regulation, does a foreign site that blogs on an American candidate violate campaing finance laws against foreign campaign contributions?

Posted by Alan K. Henderson at March 19, 2005 12:38 AM

Me too! To the barricades!!

Posted by pedro at March 19, 2005 01:44 AM

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