Is Anonymous Speech Dangerous?

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    Anyone who pays any attention to politics, which is almost everyone on this board, has heard one Democrat or another, and even an occasional Republican, calling out the Chamber of Commerce for not disclosing their donors. Our esteemed Secretary of Health and Human Services has even called it dangerous.

    Kathleen Sebelius sees 'dangerous' flow of anonymous campaign cash - CSMonitor.com

    That got t me wondering, just how dangerous is anonymous political speech? That go t me thinking about Publius, a little known figure from our history. Who is Publius?

    For those who do not know, Publius was the penname of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay when they published the Federalist Papers. I might be wrong in my thinking, but my guess is that they would argue that the Bill of Rights protects anonymous speech because it is dangerous, not in spite of it.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akfvbyLoq1c[/ame]

    There are those here that argue that political speech should show who is saying what, and that anonymous speech is wrong. I challenge each and everyone who believes that to stand upon their principles and post their full name, address, and phone number here on the board before they call for the Chamber of Commerce to disclose their donors.
     
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    Do you know who I am? Do I know who you are? The internet in terms of forum is anonymous speech.

    Speech is one thing. Money and funding is another.



     
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    Speech = publicity= advertising= money

    There you have it.
     
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    So Windbag is supporting the secretive fascist state?
     
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    If money is speech, why is my verbal support for Hamas constitutionally protected when I'd be sent to jail for supporting them financially?
     
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    I don't agree that money = speech, so of course I believe monetary contributions to a primarily political entity should be disclosed. Anonymous speech is what we do here, anonymous cash flowing through the system in these huge amounts is begging for corruption.
     

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