posted on Aug, 28 2004 @ 02:18 PM
The calls to ban "outside voices" are nothing short of unconstitutional.
Let the parties play their games of asking the other to denounce the claims of one 527 versus the other, and sue for libel or illegal
coordination when provable.
But to outlaw dissent and independent voice?
I predict Libertarians and other third parties will have well funded 527 groups one day attacking both major parties. This is what "they" don't
want to happen.
I wish we had Muslim 527's, Women's 527's, Union 527's... basically more voices of real people, not corporations.
I'm sorry but prewritten letters spammed to the editor is not the "voice of the people"... and commercial dependent news certainly isn't!!!
Welcome to Capitalism. If you've got something to say, you have two choices "the free speech zone" away from cameras or BUY AIR TIME. Now they want
to ban your access to YOUR AIRWAVES. The FCC already rigged the game in the post Turner revolution. No more upstarts. No more indys. Bought and paid
pre-approved mind control is what you get on broadcast and cable. You want freedom of speech? Subscribe to Showtime.
Or make your own documentary like some others the people have been trained to hate for excercising their freedoms.
And enjoy the Interent while you can, because the means of subversive communication and unsanctioned meetings will not be tolerated forever. Assuming
you can even know who you're talking to already.
But yes. Banning 527's is a slippery, unconstitutional, illegal slope not to be stomached lightly. Though it AMAZES me some already have jumped on
Bush's bandwagon to outlaw their own right to third party speech.