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March 04, 2005

Fool me once, shame on you...

From WorldNetDaily:

The Federal Election Commission is beginning the process of extending its controversial 2002 campaign finance law to the Internet, potentially threatening political blogging and online punditry, a member of the panel warns.

The Internet was exempted from the McCain-Feingold regulations in a 4-2 vote by the FEC in 2002, but U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly overturned the decision last fall, reports CNET News.com.

The judge wrote in her opinion that the commission's "exclusion of Internet communications from the coordinated communications regulation severely undermines" the campaign finance law's purposes.

Here's how it works: Some campaign restriction is announced and those who respect the law, try to follow it. Liberals, who firmly believe that laws are intended only for “less enlightened” people, ignore the law and get a tremendous head start on their campaigns. Republicans, Libertarians and others file suit, but...the decision is postponed until after the election -- leaving the rest with the uncomfortable decision: obey the law and lose the election or disobey and have a chance to win.

Really, what are they gonna do? We already know the plan. There's no way in the world they could ever enforce such an idiotic law. They're just hoping to scare Conservatives into backing off on internet campaigning.

coverage: Michelle Malkin, WizBang

Posted by Jack Lewis at March 4, 2005 11:41 AM

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