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megimoo
07-09-2008, 01:42 PM
"Why do Congressional Democrats fear free speech?

"They know that they are in 'Deep DoDo 'With America and are trying to play hardball censorship !"

"First it was free speech as hate crime now Its get permission to post on the Internet !"

"Efforts in both chambers of Congress have Republicans wondering why Democrats seem to fear free speech. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) has proposed limitations on how Representatives can post information to the Internet in a time when we should be demanding more transparency, not less. According to a source in the Senate, Dianne Feinstein has begun her own campaign to force Senators to seek permission before communicating over the Internet." "In the Senate, the problem gets even worse.

In the Senate, the problem gets even worse. Feinstein (D-CA) would have the Rules Committee act as a censor board, forcing members to get approval for the act of communicating on external websites. Further, it would appear that the Feinstein proposal would attempt to exercise editorial control over these sites, at least indirectly.

As my source put it, these are the key issues:
Under their scheme, the Senate Rules Committee would become the Internet speech police for everyone in the Senate. It will be up to the committee to “sanction” which websites and forms of communication they deem appropriate.

The Rules Committee thus gets to pick winners and losers among various websites in terms of which are appropriate for use.

The Rules Committee would get to regulate communication through any site not ending in Senate.gov,” which would include sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
Further, this could jeopardize guest posts at sites like RedState and Townhall.

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/07/08/why-do-congressional-democrats-fear-free-speech/

Celestron
07-09-2008, 02:10 PM
Great,...what's next, are they going to force us to hang the following portrait of their national icon in our homes and offices?

http://radio.weblogs.com/0001015/images/2002/09/21/lenin.jpg

enslaved1
07-09-2008, 05:41 PM
But..but... it's the evil republicans who want to silence freedom of speech in America, not the wonderful, loving, open-minded democrats and liberals. It's the evil republicans who don't want the citizens to know what the government is doing, not huggy, touchy feeley democrats. /libmode

I think this is what we can call a reality body check.