I wrote this a couple of months back…right at the time Geek With A 45 started The McCain-Feingold Insurrection. The FEC public comments deadline is June 3rd. Time is running out to get your public comments in on rule making regarding Blogging with respect to McCain-Feingold. I shall be sending my two cents in tonight. For more info on how to submit your verbiage, and what format to use, Redstate.org has it here.
Anyhow, I thought a reminder, in the guise of the following March 5th 2005 post would do well to help get your juices flowing:
Does anyone remember this little item from past history classes or what was once called civics?
“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.”
It seems that unconstitutional piece of crap called “The McCain-Feingold Act”, is about to be used to muzzle our constitutional guarantee to free speech.
Despite assurances from members of the FEC, that our individual right to free speech will not be in jeopardy, if the additions proposed for McCain-Feingold are allowed to become law, I offer this old bit of prose.
“Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.”
I can be no more clear or resolute in my thoughts and actions then as follows:
- If you pass and place into law the proposed amendments/enhancements to the legislation commonly referred to as “The McCain-Feingold Act” I shall do, and take, any and all actions, up to, and including willful civil disobedience in working toward the abolishment of said act.
- If any agents or persons acting as agents from the FEC, or any other branch of the government try in any manner, pursuant to the above legislation, to prevent me or my family from being able to exercise our Constitutional guarantees, you will be met with such force as necessary to either compel you to cease and desist, or be personally in need of a body bag, your choice.
- I have sworn to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC. I do not take that charge or responsibility lightly, it has been my privilege and honor to have been able to do so these many years, I hope to be able to for many more.
Guy Stephen Sochor
Ed Morrissey at Captain’s Quarters has an open letter to all members of the House and Senate. Read it and please take the time to follow his instructions afterwards.
There are kindred spirits you can find a large chunk of them here. There are others.
I will post on this again, as my temper, but not my passion cools.
This has become one of the hottest, if not the hottest issue on the net. More people are coming on board or adding to the information or discussion all the time.
Here are some of the following with links to their take on this subject:
Kim Du Toit
Fran at Eternity Road
Chris at AnarchAngel
Geek With A 45
OKIE on the LAM
and of course, Captain’s Quarters
And even my better half has pontificated on this right here.
We will not be quiet. We will not go silently into the night. We shall yell it from the street, shout it from the mountain. To the despots from Arizona and Wisconsin, your willingness to pervert or out and out remove the citizens first amendment rights will cost you both a high price. History shall show nothing but scorn showered upon you and your memory.