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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Freedom of speech

Enemies of freedom of speech have been using the notion of "corruption" under the guise of campaign-finance reform to silence primarily conservative voices. The First Amendment is clear:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Clearly McCain-Feingold contradicts this. One doesn't need a law degree to see this, although unfortunately the Supremes haven't struck it down as yet. Hopefully Alito will help to get rid of this awful law.

As an American, I interpret freedom of speech to mean I can say anything I want to anyone I want, at any time I want, using any medium I can get at, within a few limits imposed by libel, slander, decency, and treason. Any other restrictions - particularly where political speech are concerned - are contrary to the intent of the Framers and must be fought against by any true American.

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