October 28, 2014

FEC Chair: GOP Members Will Oppose Internet Regulation

After the vice chair of the Federal Election Commission suggested she wanted to regulate political speech on the Internet, the Republican chair, Lee Goodman, told the Washington Free Beacon the Republicans on the board stand together: “Commissioner [Matthew] Peterson, Commissioner [Caroline] Hunter, and I are steadfast in our opposition to any new regulation of political speech on the Internet.” He continued, “The Internet, for the last 20 years, has greatly democratized political speech. People of modest means with an inexpensive personal computer have been afforded the opportunity to comment on politics and elections on a level playing field with large, well-funded speakers on the Internet.” It is worrying indeed that liberals disregard the First Amendment to the point that they think nothing of suggesting they would regulate the nation’s speech. Perhaps liberals feel like they must do something – anything – in their crusade of purging the Koch brothers and the supposed dark money from American politics. More…

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