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New York's 'shut up' rule

• New York Post
.... Imagine you hear a radio ad where your state representative ? let's call him Fred ? claims to oppose higher taxes. But you know that Fred voted three times for higher taxes.

Outraged, you print up 500 flyers with a picture of Fred, a copy of his voting record on taxes and a brief statement about how you think your neighbors should know the truth.

You hand out these flyers at your son's Little League game, your daughter's soccer practice and in front of the grocery store while your husband is shopping.

While most would applaud you for performing your civic duty and educating the public about a dishonest politician, the New York State Board of Elections could now fine you at least $1,000....

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