A Letter From Captain Ed

The good Captain Ed has written an outstanding letter regarding McCain-Fiengold and how it could effect the Blogosphere. He has asked that everyone, Left or Right, take this letter and send it to your States Senators. I will send it in with this header:

(Formatting from Congress Merge adds name and address) I run a Weblog called the Pirate’s Cove, a site which, while dealing with a variety of topics, concentrates on politics. I am a small fry in terms of readership, however, I could still be held accountable under McCain-Fiengold if I link to any candidates websites or post material from them. I myself would have been considered a supporter of John Kerry this past General Election under the FEC proposed ruling due to linking to Kerry’s site more then President Bush’s. I am very worried in regards to how this will affect my First Amendment Rights, and I wholy endorse this letter by Edward Morrissey, who is one of the biggest and best of the Blogosphere writers:

Go here to the Captains Quarters for the letter. For those in North Carolina, go here to send the letter to Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr.

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4 Responses to “A Letter From Captain Ed”

  1. JulieB says:

    Have already sent my own letter on this. Glad you posted it though.
    I still think it will be hella hard to enforce. Altho… as I type this, I guess you could follow all the link from one to another etc. To be honest, it’s alot like stopping terrorism isn’t it? Too many small hitters, that add up to alot. Difficult to control.

  2. You bet. If they do try to enforce it, I suggest that every blog that comments on politics, even a little bit, all link to a candidates stuff the same day. Give the FEC fits 🙂

  3. JulieB says:

    That really would do it – if *everyone* commented and linked to some party. They cannot shut down the internet.
    I guess they could make companies like Google take the blog software down, but as soon as they do that, I’ll open my Linux server to who-ever wants to use it. And so will millions of others.
    I did a brief stint (internship) with the IRS. Really, there are tons of cheaters out there, but when you do the cost/benefit analysis no one is going to go after them. Just doesn’t pay.

  4. I would really like to see 2 of the big bloggers from the Left and Right get together and work hand in hand on a blog designed soley for this. There are issues which we all agree on, and this is one of them.

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