Last week the Washington Examiner’s Mark Tapscott wrote about the first of what will be many pushes over the next two years to hobble free speech via regulations of various sorts. “[F]or the first time in American history,” Tapscott observed of the expected legislation, “potentially millions of concerned citizens involved in grassroots lobbying and representing viewpoints from across the entire political spectrum would have to register with Congress in order to exercise their First Amendment rights.”
Tapscott has now posted links to the first response from the anti-First Amendment “Public Citizen” which is providing the political muscle behind the proposed muzzle, and a reply from the Free Speech Coaltion.
Check back to Tapscott’s blog regularly in the months ahead, and be prepared to join in the effort to kill any bill that ignores the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.