Stupid State Watch: Email Spam as 'Free Speech'
A Fox News study—calm down Fox haters, this isn’t about political beliefs—has reportedly found that 19 states plus the District of Columbia now ask for an email address on voter registration cards. In nine of those states, according to Fox, email addresses from the cards are then sold to political parties, organizing groups, lawmakers and campaigns who can use them to send unsolicited emails. Of course, when Congress enacted the Can-Spam Act, it exempted political messages. And how are political spam’s proponents defending it? Why, with a free-speech argument, of course.