The Pen is mightier than the sword, but the Pen must sometimes move the sword against corruption if the corrupt are not moved by the pen.. An idea without an implementer is useless. "The Rulers do not carry the sword in vain"Rom 13:4

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Who is Ann Ravel, and does it matter? (American Electoral issues)

Ann Ravel

So far.....

Prior to joining the FEC, Ravel was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown in February 2011 to serve as the Chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). At the FPPC, Ravel oversaw the regulation of campaign finance, lobbyist registration and reporting, and ethics and conflicts of interest related to officeholders and public employees. In Ravel’s most significant case as Chair, the FPPC pursued a year-long investigation into the methods used by donors who seek to influence political campaigns by anonymous methods.

So good!....but then....This!

On October 24, 2014, Ravel called for "a reexamination of the commission's approach to the internet and other emerging technologies..." The FEC chairman said if regulation extends that far, then anybody who writes a political blog, runs a politically active news site or chat room could be regulated. The Republicans on the commission argued that such regulations would chill politics on the internet.

And there you have the 'final solution' for one side  of politics to utterly castrate and hamstring the other.  It would not matter which side of politics that happened to make such a move, it is a move too far toward despotic tyranny.
I suggest you, the American voter, look at this person, which side of politics she works for, and make a decision about whether you want to be in a Cold War Soviet style Darkness....or whether you want the liberty and freedom that an 'open market' on the Internet brings. While you're at it, you might like to make a decision on how you will vote for the next Presidency!

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