Congress Stands Up For Online Speech

Mike Krempasky has a piece at Red State on the proposed Online Freedom of Speech Act introduced in the House by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) that acts as a companion to the similar bill introduced in the Senate by Minority Leader Harry Reid.

Both parties — and America as a whole — has every interest in ensuring that political speech is not stifled by excessive government regulation, and it’s nice to see a bipartisan effort dedicated to preserving free speech rather than further restricting it.

James Madison warned us back in the Federalist #10 that engaging in attempts to limit faction by stifling free speech is contrary to a healthy democracy — at least some people in Congress still understand that, even if the FEC apparently does not.

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