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Congressman Virginia Foxx Co-sponsors Blogger Protection Bill

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx says bloggers need protection.

The Banner Elk Republican is one of 34 cosponsors of the Blogger Protection Act, a bill that would protect bloggers from Federal Election Commission regulations.

Two years ago, the FEC ruled that bloggers' rights to free speech should not be overriden by campaign finance laws and that blogs should be treated like other publications.


"We must not leave the First Amendment rights of bloggers in the hands of the Federal Election Commission," Foxx said in a statement. "Bloggers’ rights are too important to leave them to the whims of a panel of federal regulators."

Source: Under The Dome
Hat Tip: Boone Web

I hope this can be passed before an enemy to Free Speech gets elected into the White House, whether it be John Mccain, Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton.

Kudos to Representative Foxx for being a co-sponsor of this bill!

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