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Your Freedom Of Speech Goes Away On Wed. March 24

The Senate’s Committee on Rules and Administration Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

has announced she is holding a hearing Wednesday, March 24th at 10:00 AM ET on H.R.1/S.1, the Democrats’ misnamed “For the People Act.”


This is the first announced Senate hearing on the Democrats’ plan to do away with your freedom of speech, and if you were hoping the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration would act to correct the outrages that are central provisions of the House-passed bill, think again.


We have two ways you can help stop this disaster: First, go to Act for America’s FreeRoots campaign and use the easy online tools to let Congress know you oppose this Un-American assault on free speech and free and fair elections. Second, call your Senators via the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), urge them politely, but firmly, to oppose H.R. 1/S. 1.


Given that the bill is almost 800 pages long, we have many specific technical and philosophical objections to H.R. 1, but most of them can be distilled down to this: H.R. 1 would set up an Un-American speech police and speech czar to monitor the political speech of everyday Americans.


Under this Democrat scheme any American who might make a political comment on their social media or personal email list, could be subject to regulation and reporting to the government and hefty fines for failure to comply.


This is contrary to the First Amendment and our traditional understanding of freedom of expression.


As we have explained in several articles, the House-passed version of H.R. 1 expands the Czar-like powers of individual government staff people by permitting the General Counsel to issue subpoenas on his or her own authority, rather than requiring an affirmative vote by the Commission.


And to ensure that these new Czars’ word is law, H.R.1 creates new standards of judicial review that weaken the rights of respondents in Commission matters.


If a respondent challenges in court a Commission decision finding that it violated the law, the court will defer to any reasonable interpretation the agency gives to the statute, but if the respondent wins at the Commission, no deference will be given to the FEC’s decision, if challenged in court. This “heads I win, tails you lose” approach harms respondents and biases court decisions against speakers.


In addition to these direct attacks on free speech our friends at People United for Privacy have pointed out the bill also includes:


  • · Requirements to disclose organization donors would expose citizens to harassment and intimidation.

  • · Due to complicated disclaimer and reporting requirements, this unfairly impacts start-ups and organizations with limited resources since they would need to consult with attorneys before communicating online.

  • · Eliminating safeguards placed on the IRS would allow the federal agency to become the “speech police” and target groups they oppose.

  • · The additional record keeping and compliance for online platforms would increase the cost to communicate online.

  • · Nonprofits play an important role in the public square by educating Americans - this Act would squelch their speech.


As People United for Privacy pointed out, “the DISCLOSE Act [part of H.R. 1 and S. 1] will expand the definition of political speech subject to complex government regulation. It also will trigger significant donor disclosure requirements for organizations that spend more than $10,000 on ads about policy issues that merely mention a candidate, even if the communication has nothing to do with an election. Groups, including charities, that grant more than $10,000 to another organization that then spends money discussing policy issues also will have to disclose their donors. This aggressive mandate violates Americans’ privacy, facilitates harassment, and will decrease civic engagement.


And, there’s another part of the House-passed bill that should outrage every believer in free speech.


Currently, the Internal Revenue Service is barred from issuing regulations that govern speech and citizen advocacy by nonprofit organizations after being caught systematically harassing right-of-center groups. This bill seeks to repeal that prohibition. Eliminating this safeguard would weaponize the IRS to become the “speech police.” It would also reverse recent reforms that eliminated the requirement that certain nonprofits report the confidential information of their supporters — information the IRS does not need to enforce tax law.


The entire concept of a “speech czar” is completely Un-American and antithetical to the constitutional values of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. To make sure your voice is heard, go to Act for America’s FreeRoots campaign and use the easy online tools to let Congress know you oppose this Un-American assault on free speech and free and fair elections. Then call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), tell Republican Representatives and Senators you are speaking on behalf of the millions of Americans who cherish and rely on their right to speak freely about political campaigns and issues; tell them you demand they oppose H.R. 1 and S. 1 and the creation of “speech czars” to police political speech.


  • H.R. 1

  • S. 1

  • First Amendment

  • Free Speech

  • Political Speech

  • Donor lists

  • Charities

  • NAACP v. Alabama

  • Nonprofit organizations

  • Online advertising

  • For the People Act

  • Mail-in voting

  • Voter ID

  • Voter integrity

  • Speech regulation

  • intimidation

  • redistricting

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
2021年3月22日

Who wants to be in a film? The Biden's do....

(ConservativeStar.com) – One of the biggest stories mainstream media tried to sweep under the rug during the 2020 election season was about Hunter Biden (the president’s son) and his suspect dealings in Ukraine and China. It was alleged that he used his influence with his father —who was the vice president at the time of the deals to broker meetings with him and agents of the foreign government.It’s a story that the bigwigs in Hollywood would steer clear from since they’re cut from the same Progressive cloth as the Democrats, but that type of relationship doesn’t exist with some Irish filmmakers. Producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney have named th…

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Not Jakoby K Totally
Not Jakoby K Totally
2021年3月22日

The very Constitution warns about Freedom of Speech, any speech which causes panic or fueled with a lie is not freedom of speech protected by that Constitution. Now if you have hard evidence or state that it is only your opinion then it is freedom of speech if it is not denied by the other laws of this USA, and ther are lots of them which limit what can be espoused and when.

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Not true. Only speech that directly encourages people to violence or unlawfulness is not protected. for example, "alright everyone, let's go get those judges now and hang 'em." That would not be protected. "Those judges are wrong and should be thrown out of office" is protected, even if a lie, and even if other persons of their own volition attacked said judges.

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Mary Ann Ludwig
Mary Ann Ludwig
2021年3月22日

If the Senate lets this atrocity pass we might as well all give up. Not a one of those politicians deserves to be there. Term limits would help. We will need another president like Donald Trump to turn this balderdash around and if it gets passed the likelihood of that happening would be as rare as hen's teeth. Stop it now or else.

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
2021年3月22日
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Communist China has taken over our elections and set up a puppet Federal government designed to bankrupt our country. Several overseas locations altered our election process and has been manipulated by locations in numerous foreign countries all designed to steal the American election results. Our State voting laws had been broken in several key States knowing the voting laws were deliberately broke laws to assist in this process. This could have been stopped but the key players within our government for money and power were also players in this game of cyber attacks. The Biden's have been well paid pawns of the Chinese Communist Party, the virus was designed to set the beginning of plans to disrupt the election process.…

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James Bryson
James Bryson
2021年3月22日

Any GOP member that doesn't fight H.R.1/S. 1 like a mad-Ghurka...

should resign and find a real job.

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
2021年3月22日

Freedom of speech...Came across this on Facebook "STATE OF THE UNION topics"


We have a President with dementia, an ex-call girl for a Vice President, a transvestite over HHS, the President's son who is a crackhead, a human-trafficking pedophile who money laundered billions from other countries using his father’s office and sharing half with big guy, the crackhead’s buddy is the head of the DEA, the crackhead’s other buddy is now in the DOJ, a guy who slept with a Chinese spy is over our DHS, we are borrowing all of our money now from China and we gave them access to our power grid, hundreds of thousands of virus un-vetted immigrants are coming for our treasure and po…

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
2021年3月22日
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“In one of his very first acts as president, Joe Biden appointed someone called Nicholas McQuaid to run the DOJ’s Criminal Division, the all-important Criminal Division. Turns out that’s the same Criminal Division that’s currently investigating Biden’s son, Hunter. So, who is this Nicholas McQuaid exactly? Well, this show can tell you that he is a former business partner of Hunter Biden’s new criminal defense attorney, a man called Christopher Clark,” Carlson said last week. “Hunter Biden apparently hired Clark in December to help him with a federal investigation into his business dealings, the criminal investigation that the DOJ is conducting. ”

“Both McQuaid and Clark were law partners together at Latham and Watkins, they worked on the same cases…

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