Fire of Liberty
With the election season at full speed, I thought I'd share with you this wonderful Newsweek piece by George Will that takes a look at the detrimental affects that the McCain/Feingold campaign finance reform has had on free speech and our right to petition and assemble. One place that these campaign finance reforms seems to be encroaching upon is talk radio. So for all you folks out there who enjoy listening to Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Bill Bennett, Neal Boortz, Coast to Coast, Air America, syndicated shows as well as the various local/regional talk radio shows around the nation, I recommend you read Will's piece and become better informed about how this "do-gooder" law is becoming a new muzzle that various state, local, and interest groups use when folks like the above question a law or action they're about to enact. While folks might not like what talk radio hosts might say they've got to agree that as Americans they deserve the right to freely express such opinions. Thanks for folks like George Will and his fight for our freedom of speech.