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LEGISLATIVE ALERT: THE DISCLOSE ACT

June 24, 2010

         My first Legislative Alert that I posted on my blog on June 8th dealt with HR 5175, “The Disclose Act” that was pending in Congress. Unfortunately, this very dangerous and clearly unconstitutional piece of legislation passed the House of Representatives on June 24th by a vote of 219 to 206. Now, the only chance to defeat it is to immediately contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to vote against it. The indications are that Harry Reid plans on pushing it to the Senate floor as quickly as possible.

            If this bill passes it will have a major chilling impact on businesses and independent issue oriented conservative groups that plan to be heavily involved in the upcoming elections. The law is designed to limit these groups in direct violation of the Supreme Court decision in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that clearly stated that these types of limitations on political speech violated the First Amendment to the Constitution.

            This is not only an attempt by the Obama Administration to silence its opponents before the November election, but it is a statement by the House of Representatives and the President that they believe the Constitution is dead and that the third branch of government, the Federal Judiciary is no longer relevant and can be ignored. Please contact your Senators and urge others to do the same.

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he people to hold government accountable have been usurped and that even the knowledge of these powers has been censored?

If we are were government by and for the people, then why do we have to beg government officials to comply with the Constitution, respect out rights, and follow the law? These are actually powers provided for the people to hold government accountable.

What's particularly distressing is that in the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of Second Amendment rights, four (4) justices voted in opposition.

The Constitution says "shall pass NO law." I am not a Constitutional Lawyer, but what part of NO don't they understand?

Over taxation, w/o representation that is what his clown has put out every other word!

He is a weasel and believe me, if we do not get him impeached in 2011, we will be very sorry for our one America for the free will no longer be that..it will be the UN and Obamaland.............

What's particularly distressing is that in the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of Second Amendment rights, four (4) justices voted in opposition.

The Constitution says "shall pass NO law." I am not a Constitutional Lawyer, but what part of NO don't they understand?

And I don't expect matters will improve if Kagen gets on....

If we are a government of, by and for the people, then why do we have to beg government officials to comply with the Constitution, respect out rights, and follow the law? Could it be that the powers provided for the people to hold government accountable have been usurped and that even the knowledge of these powers has been censored?

The Constitution provided us with the means to control the government, but the two most powerful means for holding the government accountable have been stolen. If you want to know what those two means of controlling our government are and how those in government get away with violating our rights and ignoring our wishes, see Why Does the Government Ignore Our Wishes? at http://dailycensored.com/2009/09/11/why-does-the-government-ignore-our-wishes/ and don’t miss my 18 minute speech.

If you take a look, you’ll learn why they get away with violating our rights, abusing their power, and committing horrible crimes. My article on torture includes a link to the U.S. Supreme Court case which explains how one of our stolen rights makes the difference between justice and injustice, between freedom and slavery.

This idea has some interesting potential. If I was in business and I had a "summary", of the key points in the Disclose bill, pointing out where it was in direct conflict with the opinion of the court on its predecessor and how it was clearly unconstitutional I would probably take my chances & ignore the law. Of course such an opinion would have to be from someone with extensive experience in constitutional law and who could speak with established authority on it. Does anyone happen to know where we might find such a person to write such an opinion ;-) ?

We should, of course, press our Senators to vote No (not that that will do any good on the Left Coast -- we really have to defeat them).

But if the DISCLOSE bill passes, the best, maybe the only, meaningful response will be widespread flagrant disobedience. There is no way the courts will uphold this law in the face of the recent 9-0 Supreme Court decision striking down the predecessor law. This law does not cure the defects; it aggravates them.

The Democrat Congress puts the entire common sense of rule of law at risk if it passes this bill (which I take as a given that Obama will sign). Their strategy in passing DISCLOSE presumes that the sheeple will obey and be muzzled in the next election. But the legislators' flagrant disregard for the bill's un-Constitutionality, will itself invite disobedience of it.

Their very rationale -- that the courts will not have time to strike down the bill before it stifles speech in the next election -- works the other way, too. If thousands disobey, the Feds cannot possibly bring enforcement actions against violators in time to have an effect before the election. And any attempts to enforce will surely be met with dismissals on un-Constitutionality grounds.



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