Wednesday, November 2

The Democratic Stalinist Party

(Hat Tip: cracker_jones) Today the H.R. 1606, the Online Freedom of Speech Act failed in the House by a vote of 225-182. Under the rules it was voted on, it required a 2/3 majority to pass. Note that an absolute majority voted clearly in favor of it. The actual roll-call vote isn't on-line yet, but it looks like basically a party-line split.

And another example of "Democrats" against Democracy.

This vote affects us, Guys and Dolls. Wanna be able to gather on-line and discuss the 2006 election on election-eve? Best be careful what you say, especially if you also happen to belong to a PAC, or donate money to a Party. It could violate FEC regulations.

Now, given that Al Gore wasn't prosecuted for the Buddhist Temple gig, while Tom DeLay is being prosecuted for something that was legal when he did it, you don't suspect that some enterprising prosecutor might enforce this a little unevenly do you?

Of course not.

We all have free speech. Some animals Americans just have freer speech than others.

Remember, this is the same Party that is waxing apopolectic that some Jihadi at Gitmo may have been forced to stand too close to a woman.

I don't question their Patriotism, for I know that they have none. I don't even question their motives any more.

They are glaringly transparent. And knowing their motivation, I couldn't vote for my best friend if she were a Democrat. I'd have to question why she was associating with people like that. The Speaker's response follows:

House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) issued the following statement after House Democrats rejected H.R. 1606, the Online Freedom of Speech Act. The bill failed 225-182. Under the House suspension rules, it needed a two-thirds majority to pass.

“Today’s action marks a sad day for one of our nation’s most sacred rights: freedom of speech. The federal government seeks to control and regulate the Internet, but the last thing this Congress should be doing is trying to stifle public debate online. This bill would have kept the hands of the federal government off of Internet speech and protected the online debate that’s underway. Our world has evolved and grown more technologically savvy. Lawmakers need to adjust to these changes. Unfortunately, opponents of online speech have decided to punish our changing technological world. It’s especially unfortunate that Democratic Leader Pelosi voted no to free speech. This bill will come back under regular order, and I encourage all those who support free speech on the Internet to make their voices heard.”

Understand that I could face fines or possibly even prosecution for making this post within a certain number of days of an election. I believe that number is 60. Courtesy of the so-called Democratic Party. Apparently free speech is pissing on a Crucifix, but not a Koran.

And most especially not criticizing an elected Representative close to an election.

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