Thursday, August 26, 2004

It's official: The Bush Administration wants to use government force to stifle freedom of speech

The New York Times reports that President Bush is getting together with Sen. John McCain to use the courts and possibly legislation to stifle political expression by American citizens. The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > Bush to Urge Court to End Independent Political Ads: "'The president said he wanted to work together to pursue court action to shut down all the ads and activity by these shadowy 527 groups,' the chief White House spokesman, Scott McClellan, told reporters aboard Air Force One."

As I wrote in a previous post, whatever conservatives are trying to conserve, it sure as hell isn't liberty. And wherever liberal champions of free speech went to, it certainly wasn't to the barricades of protecting freedom of political expression.

Write your congressman: abolish McCain-Feingold, and all similar anti-freedom of expression legislation masquerading as campaign finance reform law.

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