Sunday, February 10, 2008

Congress (somewhat) outlaws hyperlinks on candidate websites

For those of who think government is the answer to all our problems, I refer you the More Ron Paul page at the Ron Paul for Congress website.
Under the Rules of the United States House of Representatives, a Member of Congress is not allowed to link his campaign website to his official web site.

Also under Federal Election Commission laws, Congressman Paul is not allowed to directly link his Congressional campaign website to his support or promote his Presidential campaign website, because it would be considered an in-kind contribution.

If you are interested in learning more about Congressman Paul’s Presidential web site or his official Congressional web site, you should go to a search engine, Yahoo, or the main congressional web site. Or you can visit Ron Paul's personal website.

While the Committee believes it would be helpful to constituents and those visiting this web site to have a link to the official congressional site, or to at least note the official office telephone number, a strict reading of House Rules (and the likely pettiness of liberals opposing Rep. Paul) will not allow it.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Jon, no one thinks that government is the answer to all of our problems.

Even those of us who think that government is the answer to some of our problems do not think that government is infallible and that all regulations that do now or forever will exist are perfect.

You should go to the yahoo search engine and type in the words "straw man". ;)