28 June 2005

FEC v Bloggers

Political bloggers are under potential assault by the federal government. In an effort to comply with a federal judge's order, the FEC is looking into how to curtail online abuses of soft money contributions to political campaigns. In their effort to comply, the FEC has the potential to strip away some of our 1st Amendment rights under the United States Constitution. During the last campaign, a few misguided bloggers accepted money to endorse a candidate and trash others. These few bad apples have brought the heat of the FEC to bear on us. If you haven't done so yet, please visit this site and sign the online petition. I am also attempting to organize a one day, one time, mass BlogBurst with bloggers from both sides of the political spectrum. I've contacted a few big fish in the blogging pond suggesting this mass BlogBurst hoping to spark interest and gain some advice. Daily KOS (a liberal blog), InstaPundit, Right Wing News, and our own Red State Rant. If the mass BlogBurst happens, my suggestion for it is a declaration of the Blogger's 1st Amendment Pledge.
Blogger's 1st Amendment Pledge If the FEC makes rules that limit my First Amendment right to express my opinion on core political issues, I will not obey those rules.
How would that look? Every blog all saying the same thing one time, one day, supporting each other despite political differences. All to protect our 1st Amendment right to have our peace. Our right to mount our soapbox and let it rip. To speak our minds and be heard. Let me know what you think.

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