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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Democrats Attempt to Silence Unfriendly Bloggers

The Democrats’ DISCLOSE Act is bad enough for attempting to obstruct free speech rights with regard to political campaigning, but the chutzpah doesn’t end there. In case you haven’t heard, the bill would affect how certain incorporated entities exercise their free speech rights, with an exemption for some in the media sphere like newspapers, TV news, and the like.

Never mind that the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Citizens United case said, “Differential treatment of media corporations and other corporations cannot be squared with the First Amendment.” Democrats clearly are not interested in aligning this legislation with the First Amendment. But here’s the kicker – bloggers don’t get the same exemption provided to other media sources.

In order to exercise their right to political free speech, bloggers would have to jump through the same onerous new hoops as many businesses, nonprofit groups, and your local homeowners’ association (seriously).

The Obama administration has already shown itself perfectly willing to freeze out media sources that hurt its feelings (Fox News, anyone?). Would anyone be surprised to see them use the hastily-written DISCLOSE Act to crack down on less-than-friendly political bloggers? After all, election season is throttling up, and there are plenty of New Media types not willing to sing the praises of the regime's reckless agenda.

Incidentally, the bill’s primary author is the guy in charge of getting Democrats elected to the House of Representatives, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). And as a huge contributor to Democrat campaign efforts, Big Labor is – of course – not subject to all the new rules.

For the record, they will put this blogger in one of their FEMA detention camps before we will be silenced by the thugs of the Obama regime.

1 comment:

kkollwitz said...

Classic Left dialogue: Shut up!