Thursday, March 24, 2005

Dave Hanson Opposed to the First Amendment.

Dave Hanson (D-Green Bay) a state senator from the Green Bay area writes a letter to the Appleton Post Crescent.

In the letter he uses weasel words to disguise what he is talking about: According to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, of the estimated $6.65 million that outside groups spent, about $4.3 million of that was spent on un-regulated issue ads [emphasis added] — ads that deceive voters and are funded with illegal corporate money.

"Un-regulated issue ads" get it? This is not free speech he is talking about but "un-regularted issue ads". Unfortunately the MSM has fallen in love with those words so with the likes of McCain-Feingold on the federal level people like Dave Hanson and Michael Ellis are working to squelch our free speech even further. Perhaps Mr. Hanson's ideas will even muzzle us bloggers too.

The First Amendment is not just about George Carlin's Seven Dirty Words! Oppose campaign finance reform!