Bloggers Required to Register?

No, I’m not a lawyer, but some news that came across Google Reader yesterday has me concerned.

According to this, a proposed Senate bill would require, “…even bloggers, who communicate to 500 or more member of the public on policy matters, to register and report quarterly to Congress the same as the big K Street lobbyists.”

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the sound of that one bit. Apparently this bill is seeing support from both sides of the political aisle.

One of the greatest features of America is our freedoms. One of the biggest is the Freedom of Speech. I should be able to say what I want to say, and I shouldn’t have to register with the government if I’m going to be blogging about governmental issues. That seems a little too “Big Brother” for me.

Perhaps this is all being blown out of proportion and we’ll all be proven to be paranoid, but it does sound suspicious.

Of course I don’t have 500 regular readers, so nothing to worry about here!

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