Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Freedom to blog 

In about ninety minutes the House is taking up the Online Freedom of Speech Act. Redstate has the details. Minnesota's own congressman Mark Kennedy is a co-sponsor of the H.R. 1606 -- a one-sentence bill that is as powerful as it is simple.
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to exclude communications over the Internet from the definition of public communication.

That's it. Nothing more to it. A bill that is co-sponsored in the Senate by Harry Reid and by Kennedy in the House? From what I'm told, this should take next to no time to pass. Hooray for the good guys.

cf.; Cato

UPDATE: From today's NYPost:

After all, when it comes to the Internet, money hardly translates into influence. Plenty of expensively produced Web sites are flops, while some of the most popular Web sites and blogs cost virtually nothing to run.

The real problem, it seems, is that the speech police don't like any speech that they
don't get to . . . well, police.

h/t: Instapundit.