They Are Trying to Muzzle Us

Campaign for Liberty

Can you afford $250 a year just for standing up for your freedoms and consistently taking action on pressing issues?

The Establishment crowd in Dover introduced House Bill 187 recently – a registration and tracking bill that requires any organized group of citizens to report the list of their supporters, contributors, and all expenditures.

If they don’t register and comply with the fees and invasive reporting requirements – even if they didn’t know about this law . . .

. . . they can be fined $10,000 and/or imprisoned up to 2 years as a Class G felon at Level V incarceration FOR EACH VIOLATION.

What’s Level V incarceration? . . .

. . . Around-the-clock, locked up, and behind bars.

That is – unless you are one of the “officially approved” groups, or perhaps, if you don’t cause the members of the Establishment any problems.

Political parties and trade unions that fund politicians who support big government policies fall in the exempt category, for example.

That’s right – it is OK to wine-and-dine with the politicians, but you don’t dare mobilize ordinary citizens to oppose anti-liberty plans.

And because they put in their favorite power-grab line, we can’t even know all the regulations that will come out of this bill:

The Director may adopt such regulations, not inconsistent herewith, as the Director may deem necessary or appropriate in the administration, interpretation, and enforcement of this chapter. 

In other words, the Director can do whatever he wants.

But just from the text of the bill, we know this much:

Unless you can keep up with the rules, multiple registrations, fill out reports of your grassroots activities, and provide personal information of all of your donors and vendors . . .

. . . you can be fined up to $10,000 and locked behind bars as a felon – just for reaching out to your friends over a short period of time to advise them of activity in the Delaware legislature.

And since most grassroots groups don’t have official membership requirements and are run in democratic fashion, every group could be classified as a solicitor and fined for non-compliance.

Click here to see the text of the Free Speech Registration Act.

This is nothing less than a blatant slap in the face to groups like Campaign for Liberty and activists like you.

Rather than cozying up to the establishment, groups like C4L hold elected officials to their oaths, inform more Americans about the latest on pressing issues, and urge them to take action to protect and restore liberty.

All this year, the legislature has worked incessantly to trample your constitutionally protected rights.

So it’s no wonder politicians are fighting back.

House Bill 187 is a direct result of the success of your efforts.

Tired of answering emails and phone calls, the politicians in Dover are now looking for a way to shut you down – so they won’t be bothered by pesky citizens like you.

Sponsored by Representatives Osienski, Kowalko, and Keeley, and Senators Sokola and Townsend, this is a Democrat-led effort to muzzle organized citizens in Delaware.

Unless, of course, you have the political Establishment’s seal of approval.

Right now, nothing is more important than for you to pick up the phone and demand that your elected representatives oppose this insanity.

This outright violation of the First Amendment is a slap in the face.

And just how do they plan to enforce such a law?

By selectively prosecuting those groups the ruling class finds most dangerous to their continued back-door activities, perhaps?

Much like the IRS targeting a particular political faction, this bill is to suppress or intimidate any group that is not in the back pocket of whichever party is in power.

But if you tell the politicians how great they are, you probably won’t have much to worry about. 

I refuse to be silenced.

But I need your help today!

Please call your representatives and tell them that the right to free speech does not mean you have to pay for it or register with the state.

Tell them you will hold them accountable if they think the only ones who have First Amendment protection are those who cozy up to the politicians.

This bill could pass next week – unless we take action right away!

Each of the following sponsors needs to hear from you now:

Rep. Edward Osienski: 302-292-8903
Rep. John Kowalko: 302-737-2396
Rep. Helene Keeley: 302-577-8476
Sen. David Sokola: 302-239-2193
Sen. Bryan Townsend: 302-709-1516

And call these members of the House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee:

Rep. Bryon Short: 302-475-2552
Rep. Dennis Williams: 302-373-0115
Rep. Paul Baumbach: 302-577-8489
Rep. Andria Bennett: 302-744-4351
Rep. Ronald Gray: 302-744-4171
Rep. Quinton Johnson: 302-577-8476
Rep. Helene Keeley: 302-577-8476
Rep. Trey Paradee: 302-744-4351
Rep. Jack Peterman: 302-744-4171
Rep. Mike Ramone: 302-584-8601
Rep. Jeff Spiegelman: 302-399-7728

Your calls and emails this session have had an effect – otherwise, politicians wouldn’t be trying to stop them.

So use your First Amendment rights to protect your First Amendment rights.

Take action TODAY. Call and demand they vote NO on House Bill 187.

Demand that – like the Second Amendment – the First Amendment shall not be infringed.

In Liberty,

Greg Callaway
New Castle County Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. The politicians want a new weapon to silence the grassroots, and HB 187 is that weapon.

It is vital you call your representative today and tell them to vote NO on HB 187.

Also, please give the ringleaders of this scheme a call today:

Rep. Edward Osienski: 302-292-8903
Rep. John Kowalko: 302-737-2396
Rep. Helene Keeley: 302-577-8476
Sen. David Sokola: 302-239-2193
Sen. Bryan Townsend: 302-709-1516