Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Senator McCain's Latest Attack on Free Speech - His Underhanded Way to Regulate Individual Bloggers

Senator McCain is again attacking free speech. He did it with the McCain-Feingold campaign finance laws. Now he's doing it with the "Stop the Online Exploitation of Our Children Act". Like all politicians of his ilk, he's using a misleading title that looks as if it's a helpful act, but when you look at the details, it's designed to allow Congress to regulate speech on individual blog sites. Cnet.news has a good article on the slippery, slippery slope McCain is trying to create with this proposed law.

Remember, the devil is in the details.

I do have to give McCain credit with his choice of names - they all sound so warm and fuzzy - makes us feel better as we go to the gulag - here's three of them:

"Patriot Act" (makes free speech illegal - but sounds so patriotic);
"Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act" (makes free speech illegal - but isn't it nice it's done in the name of reform?);
and
"Stop the Online Exploitation of Our Children Act" (sure you can have a blog - but if you don't regulate it and we disagree with the speech, we'll fine you into bankruptcy - so why don't you just not blog and keep your opinions to yourself).

1 comment:

Scott Tibbs said...

McCain is working very hard to get conservative Republicans to vote for the Libertarian or Constitution Party candidate in 2008.

Hillary Clinton is a dream candidate for Republicans, but if the GOP nominates McCain they will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.