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FEC Commissioner: Democrats Gunning for Conservative Media

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 Lee Goodman (AP)

Friday, 09 Sep 2016 10:16 AM

Federal Election Commissioner Lee Goodman says liberals are feverishly trying to alter the First Amendment and push conservatives "out of the Democracy."

Goodman, appearing on "The Howie Carr Show," said the left has started a "very aggressive movement."

"The general tenor of the Left in American politics today has certainly spoken out against First Amendment rights. It has been a reversal over the last 50 years," Goodman said.

"I have been concerned about bias, both in how complaints are brought to the commission, just like in the way the lobbying campaign for Lois Lerner [the IRS official allegedly at the heart of the tea-party auditing scandal]. It was all one-sided.

"But generally I try to make my First Amendment case by pointing out that we have to impact liberal and conservative speech in the same way."

Goodman, a Republican, said that every time "a conservative group comes up, somehow, some way, exceptions and distinctions are made, and this is the problem giving government the power to regulate speech in the first instance because ultimately human beings have to make that decision.

"It's now the left attacking conservative speakers, like free-market speech, because they are concerned that the big corporations might convince somebody, they might speak about free market economics."

Liberals, he added, want to chase conservatives "out of the democracy."

Lee's remarks were first published in The Washington Examiner.

 

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Federal Election Commissioner Lee Goodman says liberals are feverishly trying to alter the First Amendment and push conservatives "out of the Democracy." Goodman, appearing on "The Howie Carr Show," said the left has started a "very aggressive movement. The general tenor of...
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