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House To Vote This Week On Further Limiting Free Speech

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  1. Desertdog

    Desertdog Member

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    Received this email today, and thought I would post it in case some members of THR do not receive GOA emails.

    House To Vote This Week On Further Limiting Free Speech

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    http://www.gunowners.org

    Tuesday, April 4, 2006


    Remember the Swift Boat Veterans?

    After a presidential election which was determined by
    fewer than
    120,000 Ohio voters, it is clear that George Bush is
    president of the
    United States -- rather than John Kerry -- because of
    the swift boat
    veterans and because of pro-gun support.

    For their part, the swift boat veterans formed a
    political
    organization under section 527 of the Internal Revenue
    Code -- and
    their organization was therefore called a "527."

    Shortly, the House of Representatives will consider
    legislation (HR
    513) which would regulate "527 organizations" -- like
    the
    Swift Boat
    Veterans -- as severely as the most heavily regulated
    political
    groups in the country. The result could be to
    effectively eliminate
    organizations like the Swift Boat Veterans.

    It is clear that the enemies of Free Speech are
    choosing their
    targets strategically. First, Senators like John
    McCain regulated
    (in 2002) the ability of groups such as GOA to use
    radio and TV to
    criticize any candidate before an election.

    Then, earlier this year, McCain & Co. wanted to
    further regulate GOA
    and similar organizations by requiring them to
    register their
    "grassroots" communications with their members and to
    file twice as
    many frivolous reports.

    Now, this new legislation (HR 513) would try to
    strengthen the
    Anti-Free Speech beachhead to limit even more avenues
    to free speech.

    The restrictions on our liberties need to end here.

    Really, this battle is similar to the battle to
    preserve our gun
    rights. Anti-gunners have fought a guerilla type of
    warfare,
    chipping away at our gun rights with piecemeal
    legislation. Some gun
    owners -- who didn't own ranch rifles or AR-15s or
    other so-called
    assault weapons -- were lulled to sleep for a time and
    thought that
    the anti's weren't really interested in their hunting
    shotguns or
    rifles.

    They soon found out they were mistaken. And it just
    shows, once
    again, that when the anti's get a beachhead, they
    don't stop there.
    They keep coming and coming.

    That's why we must now fight this battle to preserve
    another bastion
    of Free Speech. It is our constitutional right -- it
    is not a
    "privilege" to be expanded or contracted based on the
    impact on the
    party in power.

    ACTION: Please use the pre-written letter below to
    help direct your
    comments to your representative. Ask him to oppose
    H.R. 513 which
    would limit the constitutional Free Speech of "527
    organizations"
    like the Swift Boat Veterans.

    You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center
    at
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your
    Representatives a
    pre-written e-mail message such as the one below.

    And, you can call your Representative toll-free at
    1-877-762-8762.

    ----- Pre-written letter -----

    Dear Representative:

    The House will soon consider legislation (HR 513)
    which would
    regulate "527 organizations" -- like the Swift Boat
    Veterans -- as
    severely as the most heavily regulated political
    groups in the
    country. The result could be to effectively eliminate
    organizations
    like the Swift Boat Veterans.

    I would urge you to oppose that legislation.

    Free Speech is a constitutional right -- not a
    "privilege" to be
    expanded or contracted based on the impact on the
    party in power.
    Thank you.

    Sincerely,


    *****************************
    "Live Fire" radio with Larry Pratt is broadcast by the
    Information
    Radio Network on Saturdays at 12:00 Noon Eastern.
    "Live Fire" is
    simulcast on the web at http://inforadionet.com and
    previous episodes
    are archived at
    http://www.soundwaves2000.com/livefire/ in RealAudio.
    Recent guests and topics have included:

    * Jim Jacobson: Christian Burmese refugees defined as
    terrorists for
    resisting genocide -- by US government

    * Dr. William Watkins: How much power for Washington
    -- same
    disagreement in the 1790's as the 21st century

    * Joseph Klein: The UN's stealth assault on US
    freedoms and guns

    * Anna Zetchus Raetz of Liberty Belles: Beating back
    the Million Mom
    March
     
  2. Hawkmoon

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    E-mail sent. I tossed in a quote of the 1st Amendment, just in case my Congress-critter doesn't remember.
     
  3. alan

    alan Member

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    How do you think The House will vote?

    House To Vote This Week On Further Limiting Free Speech

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    http://www.gunowners.org

    Tuesday, April 4, 2006


    Remember the Swift Boat Veterans?

    After a presidential election which was determined by fewer than
    120,000 Ohio voters, it is clear that George Bush is president of the
    United States -- rather than John Kerry -- because of the swift boat
    veterans and because of pro-gun support.

    For their part, the swift boat veterans formed a political
    organization under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code -- and
    their organization was therefore called a "527."

    Shortly, the House of Representatives will consider legislation (HR
    513) which would regulate "527 organizations" -- like the
    Swift Boat
    Veterans -- as severely as the most heavily regulated political
    groups in the country. The result could be to effectively eliminate
    organizations like the Swift Boat Veterans.

    It is clear that the enemies of Free Speech are choosing their
    targets strategically. First, Senators like John McCain regulated
    (in 2002) the ability of groups such as GOA to use radio and TV to
    criticize any candidate before an election.

    Then, earlier this year, McCain & Co. wanted to further regulate GOA
    and similar organizations by requiring them to register their
    "grassroots" communications with their members and to file twice as
    many frivolous reports.

    Now, this new legislation (HR 513) would try to strengthen the
    Anti-Free Speech beachhead to limit even more avenues to free speech.

    The restrictions on our liberties need to end here.

    Really, this battle is similar to the battle to preserve our gun
    rights. Anti-gunners have fought a guerilla type of warfare,
    chipping away at our gun rights with piecemeal legislation. Some gun
    owners -- who didn't own ranch rifles or AR-15s or other so-called
    assault weapons -- were lulled to sleep for a time and thought that
    the anti's weren't really interested in their hunting shotguns or
    rifles.

    They soon found out they were mistaken. And it just shows, once
    again, that when the anti's get a beachhead, they don't stop there.
    They keep coming and coming.

    That's why we must now fight this battle to preserve another bastion
    of Free Speech. It is our constitutional right -- it is not a
    "privilege" to be expanded or contracted based on the impact on the
    party in power.

    ACTION: Please use the pre-written letter below to help direct your
    comments to your representative. Ask him to oppose H.R. 513 which
    would limit the constitutional Free Speech of "527 organizations"
    like the Swift Boat Veterans.

    You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Representatives a
    pre-written e-mail message such as the one below.

    And, you can call your Representative toll-free at 1-877-762-8762.

    ----- Pre-written letter -----

    Dear Representative:

    The House will soon consider legislation (HR 513) which would
    regulate "527 organizations" -- like the Swift Boat Veterans -- as
    severely as the most heavily regulated political groups in the
    country. The result could be to effectively eliminate organizations
    like the Swift Boat Veterans.

    I would urge you to oppose that legislation.

    Free Speech is a constitutional right -- not a "privilege" to be
    expanded or contracted based on the impact on the party in power.
    Thank you.

    Sincerely,


    *****************************
    "Live Fire" radio with Larry Pratt is broadcast by the Information
    Radio Network on Saturdays at 12:00 Noon Eastern. "Live Fire" is
    simulcast on the web at http://inforadionet.com and previous episodes
    are archived at http://www.soundwaves2000.com/livefire/ in RealAudio.
    Recent guests and topics have included:

    * Jim Jacobson: Christian Burmese refugees defined as terrorists for
    resisting genocide -- by US government

    * Dr. William Watkins: How much power for Washington -- same
    disagreement in the 1790's as the 21st century

    * Joseph Klein: The UN's stealth assault on US freedoms and guns

    * Anna Zetchus Raetz of Liberty Belles: Beating back the Million Mom
    March
     
  4. Clean97GTI

    Clean97GTI Member

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    How do I think the house will vote?

    They will do what they always have; Follow the money and lie to the voters.
     
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