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March 11, 2005

i've Signed The Letter!

i urge all bloggers and those who care about the new media to read this post by Kevin at Wizbang, regarding our right to Freedom of Speech as bloggers, and to sign the Online Coalition letter to Federal Election Commission chairman Scott E. Thomas.

Mine is the 1,531st signature.

More: Here's the Democracy Project's comprehensive summary of the threat facing us.

And liberal blogger Markos, of Daily Kos, notes that a number of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have also added their welcome voice to the cause of internet freedom. Where are the Republicans on this?

Posted by annika, Mar. 11, 2005 |
Rubric: On The Blogosphere


Question: if bloggers are at their best as anarchists and pamphleteers... should they be signing? Shouldn't there be, in some sense, a rejection of the system in both its friendly and unfriendly forms? This isn't a rhetorical question; I'm honestly curious. For the moment, I'm not going to sign, but might be persuaded to after some discussion.


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Mar. 12, 2005

Kevin, they want to curtail our right to free speech. Right now, there are no rules here, and the powers that be have started their long expected attempt to rein us in. If signing a letter can help stop that, or even slow down the process, i'd do it.

Posted by: annika on Mar. 12, 2005

McCain Feingold is just wrong. Un constitutionally wrong. CFR is incumbents wiping their noses on the first amendment.

The internet puts a spotlight on the phonies regardless of how deep their pockets are, so there is no need for CFR.

Posted by: papertiger on Mar. 12, 2005

I don't sign no stinkin' forms, however I AM willing to drive to Arizona and hang that self-serving, traitorous, cocksucker McCain.

Posted by: Casca on Mar. 12, 2005

Casca, when you show up, I'll gladly supply you the rope!

He must get absolutely nowhere in 2008, and any help defeating him in 2010 will be greatly appreciated.

Posted by: Desert Cat on Mar. 14, 2005