May 21, 2005
Sign of the End Times

This may be the only time I ever do this, but I am linking to a DailyKos piece approvingly. This is important, if you are a blogger or enjoy reading politically-oriented blogs. The FEC is really over-reaching here, but the big-government types on both sides of the aisle are likely to let this go without a fight. I'm not willing to go quietly into the night on *my* free speech rights.

Harry Reid (who is generally not held in high regard by this blogger) is the sponsor of a bill to protect blogs from the proposed FEC regulations. Jeb Hensarling, a Texas Republican, is sponsoring a counterpart bill in the House of Representatives. Both bills need support, as the Shays-Meehan and McCain-Feingold CFR crowd are trying to include the internet in their speech-stifling efforts. This is not a partisan effort, as DailyKos and Instapundit are both on board, as is the founder of

The Kos piece I linked includes a quick and easy form to fill out (here) from the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet. They are going to submit all of the completed surveys to the FEC in an effort to stop this in its tracks. If you blog, fill the whole thing out. If you read blogs, fill out the first half. But fill it out!

(Link courtesy of Instapundit.)

posted on May 21, 2005 09:41 PM


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