Monday, April 03, 2006

Letter to my Congresscritters: National Resources

The Honorable Messrs. Feingold, Kohl, and Petri,

This may be a quixotic venture, writing to Congressmen from the state that brought us the co-sponsor of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, but I'm going to try anyway.

Please support, or better yet, co-sponsor, H. R. 689, Representative Roscoe Bartlett's "First Amendment Restoration Act." Somehow the phrase "except when a TV ad mentions an incumbent Congressman by name within 60 days of an election" got shoe-horned into that most glorious of Constitutional Amendments, the First: "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech."

Please, take a moment to re-read the First Amendment and put out of your mind the myriad exceptions, quid pro quos, exclusions, regulations, and restrictions that have been forced on us by the busybodies over the last two hundred years. Please restore the First to its pristine state. It is one of our most precious national resources.


Mr. Steve Erbach
Neenah, WI

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