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Bill Would Muzzle Ordinary Citizens

For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak... I have put My words in your mouth... I have this day set you over the nations... to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant (Jer 1:7b-10).


Hearings on the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Bill (passed by the Senate April 2) commenced this week in the House Administration Committee. The House has passed similar bills four times during the past 10 years, only to see them die in the Senate. One Christian leader called this bill "a stake through the heart of the First Amendment." It is undoubtedly the most egregious assault on free speech ever to be entertained by Congress.

--Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called the legislation "stunningly stupid... I apologize for sending it over to you."

--Although many hope for a presidential veto, the White House has said President Bush will sign the bill if Congress passes it.

--Dubbed by some as the "incumbent protection bill," House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-TX) said, "it is corrupt to silence critics within 60 days of an election... That's corruption, not reform."

--DeLay is co-sponsoring an alternative bill that allows, with donor disclosure, unlimited campaign donations. DeLay is working with a diverse coalition of groups that oppose the bill: Christian, family and traditional values groups, labor unions, the ACLU, the National Rifle Association, and others.

--Alas, the American people have registered indifference toward this assault on free speech. Thankfully, Rev. Jerry Falwell and Dr. D. James Kennedy have launched petition campaigns against the bill (see http://www.falwell.com/mccain.html & http://www.grassfire.net/113/freespeech.asp).

Political free speech, an " unalienable right" for which many a patriot's blood has been spilled, is in the balance. The potential passage of this "corrupt" measure may be so close as to rest entirely in the hands of praying Christians.

Please Join Us in Believing, Overcoming Prayer:

--Father, INTERVENE to STOP this pernicious plan to dismantle liberty. Help Rep. Tom DeLay SUCCEED. Quickly AWAKEN the American people to RESIST this assault against free speech! May House Democrats & Republicans, alike, firmly REJECT McCain-Feingold. Grant President Bush the WILL & COURAGE to VETO it, if necessary. In Jesus' Name. AMEN (Ps 83:1-3; Jer 1:7-10, 27a; Ez 2:7-8; Amos 3:8; Acts 4:19-20; 2 Cor 3:16-17).

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