Chris Moran wrote:
> Um.. I find that highly wrong. While I rarely hide my identity when I
> speak up, anonimity is protected to at least some extent.
> From http://www.epic.org/free_speech/ :
I stand corrected. Thanks for the informative link.
Anonymity--the ability to conceal one's identity while
communicating--enables the expression of political ideas, participation in
the government process, membership in political associations, and the
practice of religious belief without fear of government intimidation or
Disclosure laws have been upheld only where there is a compelling government
interest at stake, such as assuring the integrity of the election process by
requiring campaign contribution disclosures.
I guess I feel skeptical of the "compelling government interest" criterion.
I expect that the government could create an appropriate interest that could
And I would engage in a dialog with you about the relationship of
consequences to accountability and responsibility.