Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Campaign Finance Law and Blogs

Ryan Segar of the New York Post has a good article on the expansion of the McCain-Feingold regulations to restrict free polical speech by bloggers. (Hat tip to the Corner.)

McCain-Feingold supporters claim they only want to rid politics of the influence from moneyed interests. So far, McCain-Feingold has been more successful in restricting political speech than in eliminating or even reducing the influence of money in politics. The 2004 election showed that money will find a way to influence elections.

Now, the campaign finance reformers are aiming at grass-roots political speech by bloggers. The reformers' real target is the First Amendment, which prohibits government from restricting the right of free speech.

Congress, you have created a monster!

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