[SpamCop-List] Re: Political spam -- a first for me
radstefnur at steindal.net.nospam
Sun Feb 15 13:26:04 EST 2004
D.F. Manno wrote:
> In article <c0j0ea$ssu$1 at news.spamcop.net>,
> Helgi Steindal <radstefnur at steindal.net.nospam> wrote:
>> D.F. Manno wrote:
>> > Yes, on your system you can make the rules. But when the government
>> > makes the rules, it's limited by the Constitution. It can't ban
>> > political e-mail because the First Amendment proscribes governmental
>> > limits on political speech.
>> As I stated before, freedom of speech has nothing to do with the issue.
>> is about my right to dispose of my property as I see fit. Your right to
>> freedom of expression is limited by the 19th amendment and rulings of the
>> Supreme Court "that no one has a right to press even 'good' ideas on an
>> unwilling recipient."
>> If the constitution gives a politician the right to use my mailbox and
>> server against my wishes because he is exercising his rights of freedom
>> of speech, then surely I too must have the right use his house to
>> exercise my
>> right to assemble peacefully. And if mr Bush doesn't take my phonecalls,
>> he should be impeached for violating my constitutional right to petition
>> the government.
> Let me ask you a simple question: Do you think the government should
> outlaw unsolicited bulk e-mail regardless of content?
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