Monday, March 21, 2005

FEC Moving Forward on Plans to Regulate the Internet

The Federal Elections Commission is moving forward with what are likely to become a confused new tangle of rules to govern political speech on the Internet, and if activists on both the right and the left don't feel the same grip of outrageous power, then they just ain't paying attention.

Here's a quote to consider from today's WashPost: "We are almost certainly going to move from an environment in which the Internet was per se not regulated to where it is going to be regulated in some part," said FEC Commissioner David M. Mason, a Republican. "That shift has huge significance because it means that people who are conducting political activity on the Internet are suddenly going to have to worry about or at least be conscious of certain legal distinctions and lines they didn't used to have to worry about."

When the FEC gets to heaven, along with all those other "smaller government" Republicans, they can ram it up their gastro-intestinal track, sideways.

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