Government of the people
Posted by aogFriday, 23 July 2010 at 20:46 TrackBack Ping URL

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), upon unveiling the bill, said “the deterrent effect should not be underestimated.” For those who view nonpoliticians as meddlesome “outside entities” and criticism of incumbents as a crime to be deterred, the chilling effect of campaign finance laws is a feature, not a bug.

Jacob Sullum

Once you start letting the government regulate what you can say about it, there’s no end to how silent the people in the government will want you to be.

Of course, the Obama Administration is making a strong effort in that regard as well — it seems that the Department of Homeland Security did investigations of people filing Freedom of Information Act requests and delayed responses to political opponents, including Congress.

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