Saturday, January 20, 2007

Senate Democrats Assault Democracy

This is really off the topic of this blog, which is media bias and hypocrisy, but I was struck by the Democratic offensive against democracy in the Senate this past week. (Hat tip to Bruce Kesler of the Democracy Project, who wrote a fine article on this subject.)

In a display of rank hypocrisy, Democrats in the Senate are pushing a measure that would require that people who contact 500 or more to write their congressperson or senator must register as a lobbyist.

So you and I must do that if we email 500 people to write their congressman on a particular issue. That is a restriction on democracy at its worst. The Democratic Party, which is always pushing "democracy," should be ashamed of itself. Fortunately the effort failed.

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