Obama Opting For Control Of Internet Speech

Posted by: : Paul EbelingPosted on: October 27, 2014 Obama Opting For Control Of Internet Speech

Obama Opting For Control Of Internet Speech

US President Barack Hussein Obama, and his progressive Democrat followers are not content with the total bias and domination of the network news, cable’s CNN, and the nation’s leading newspapers, have moved for  federal control over Internet political speech.

Claiming the authority to regulate political postings and blogs as independent campaign expenditures, they want to apply federal campaign finance laws to online voices.

According to a report Monday, the 3 Democrats on the FEC (Federal Election Commission at the 24 October meeting moved to impose “burdensome new rules on Internet-based campaigning.”

The 3 Republican members on the commission beat back the measure, warning the proposal would regulate “online political sites and even news media like the Drudge Report.”

Saying that “a re-examination of the commission’s approach to the Internet and other emerging technologies is long overdue,” Ann M. Ravel, the Democratic vice-Chairperson of the FEC, said she would begin a campaign for Internet regulation.

The incident that triggered the Democrats’ play was the airing of  2 anti-Obama videos aimed at Ohio voters on the Internet.

Even though the videos ran free on YouTube and involved no paid advertising, the Democrats on the FEC asserted that the failure of the sponsoring group to report its finances violated election commission rules.

FEC Chairman Republican Lee E. Goodman said that such regulation would cover “anybody who writes a political blog, runs a politically active news site, or even an internet chat room.”

Mr. Obama’s goal is to allocate total political power to the left wing of the Democratic Party.

The domination of the news media by the left goes a long way toward accomplishing this goal. But the Internet is and remains an outlier, an area of protected free speech beyond the Obama administration’s control.

Now the Democrats are indicating their intention to impose heavy-handed federal regulations and reporting requirements for anyone who speaks out of their line Online.

Ignoring the distinction between groups that buy political advertising and those that speak out without paying for coverage, the Democrats on the FEC want to treat any speech about politics as an activity subject to their regulation and control.

Readers, this is a very dangerous assertion of power and we must do all we can to fight it.

Lots of good on the 3  Republican members of the FEC.

Vote in November, your vote does count.

Stay tuned…

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Paul Ebeling is best known for his work as writer and publisher of “The Red Roadmaster’s Technical Report” on the US Major Market Indices™, a highly-regarded, weekly financial market letter, where he enjoys an international audience among opinion makers, business leaders, and respected organizations. Something of a pioneer in online stock market and commodities discussion and analysis, Ebeling has been online since 1994. He has studied and worked in the global financial and stock markets since 1984.
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