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2005.03.03

And the Eagle shall lie down with the Moonbat

... McCain and Feingold have managed to foster real bipartisanship -- they've gotten liberal and conservative bloggers alike to detest them. Jerome Armstrong at MyDD, Atrios, and DailyKos all agree -- this legislation has become a serious threat to political speech, and John McCain and Russ Feingold have become two of the most dangerous politicians to American liberty since Huey Long. Jerome makes the point that the problem at the moment are the three Democratic FEC commissioners who appear intent on enforcing the law as McCain and Feingold insist, but both parties had a hand in creating this fiasco. Both should work to eliminate it and tell John McCain and Russ Feingold to shut the hell up -- and see how they like it.  [Read the whole post here. ]


What's that all about? I started to say it started with this CNET article, but actually it started with this Senate bill, which the President should have had the balls to veto, and which clearly violates the First Amendment to the Constitution:


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.


Read the part in italics again: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..." If that doesn't say I can write whatever I damned well please on my blog, just exactly what the hell does it say? McCain-Feingold should never have made it out of the Senate to begin with -- there's a list here of the people we can blame for that -- and maybe it wouldn't be asking too much to hope to see it repealed or modified significantly before the next election, but it's time now for the whole blogosphere, from the Kossack/MooreOn crowd on the left to the grown-ups on the right, to unite and stand up for our right to stand up and scream about the things the MSM doesn't deem worthy of discussion. Click here, here and here, and follow the links, for some other reactions from the right side of the blogosphere. Ed Morrissey has an excellent suggestion here for how we can help head off this fiasco before it gets out of hand. Let's make some noise while we still can, people.

Posted by Bill Faith on March 3, 2005 at 11:18 PM | Permalink


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If I could ask the Senator [McCain] just one question, it would be, "How can someone who has sacrificed and suffered so much for his country turn around and sponsor a bill that destroys the very freedoms he fought so hard to protect?" [Read More]

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Aside from the fact that I do blame President Bush for not having the guts to vetoe this bill. It's all part of that politics of the "Pragmatist". Well, pragmatism has a cost and that's called the 'Creeping Agenda'. I have read on so many milblogs from active duty to veterans who all say they would vote for John McCain for President in a nanosecond. I developed a dislike for McCain (pretty much intense) during the runup to the Republican Convention in 2000. I saw him for as petty, vengeful, chip on the shoulder, screw your friends to further myself kind of personality. You knew this legislation had to be a very bad idea and yup it turned out to be just that. Just because he's a War Hero and I respect him for his service but that doesn't give McCain Carte Blanche to be a jerk. Hope you all remember this for the runup to the 2008 Presidency.

Posted by: Toni | Mar 4, 2005 7:41:53 AM

I'm a veteran and I have no illusions about John Sidney McCain, I do respect him for his suffuring as a POW, but that's where it ends. The man is not a Republican, he is a RINO, more like the leftwing Democrats he collaborates with. His part in McCain-Feingold and the subsequent censurship of the freedom of speech for all of us during elections is unforgivable, he is more dangerous than Ted Kennedy or Chuck Schumer.

Posted by: Jack | Mar 4, 2005 8:40:52 PM

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