FEC Wants to Silence Conservatives Online

  • 19 February 2015
  • NormanL
FEC to Silence Conservatives Online

President Obama's campaign to regulate the internet">Internet took an ominous turn, as democrats">Democrats on the Federal election">Election Commission held hearings on whether to regulate the free speech of alternative news sites like Response Action Network:

...the Democrat-chaired Federal Election Commission...appeared ready to open the door to new regulations on donors, bloggers and others who use the Internet to influence policy and campaigns.

During a broad FEC hearing to discuss a recent Supreme Court decision that eliminated some donor limits, proponents encouraged the agency to draw up new funding disclosure rules and require even third-party internet-based groups to reveal donors, a move that would extinguish a 2006 decision to keep the agency’s hands off the Internet.

All of this is aimed at getting rid of so-called "dark money," which the Left thinks is responsible for its candidates doing so poorly in recent congressional elections (you know, as opposed to their support for obamacare">Obamacare, higher taxes, and a weakened national defense).

Democratic Chairwoman Ann Ravel, who called the hearing, has said she wants to regulate politicking on the Internet, though she has pulled back amid a public outcry, especially among conservatives who see her move as a bid to silence center-right websites and Internet based conservative groups and news sites.

However, two groups, including the League of Women Voters, said they support more disclosure by those who use the Internet to influence campaigns and policy.

This has nothing to do with disclosure and everything to do with silencing the Left's critics. 

The FEC says 75 percent of the comments it received were in favor of "more disclosure." How about we send them a few comments of our own? You can start by telling the FEC what you think in the comments below (because unlike the Left, we are firm believers in freedom of speech).