Mike Doogan v. Alexander Hamilton and James Madison

Alaska state representative Mike Doogan wrote:

My own theory about the public process is you can say what you want, as long as you are willing to stand behind it using your real name.

Alexander Hamilton and James Madison disagreed - "The Federalist Papers serve as a primary source for interpretation of the Constitution, as they outline the philosophy and motivation of the proposed system of government. . . . The articles were written by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison. . . . They appeared under the pseudonym 'Publius' . . ."

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    heh (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by connecticut yankee on Sat Mar 28, 2009 at 06:46:05 PM EST
    Right wingers appreciate freedom of speech as long as they have a phone number where they can leave the death threats.   There is often this undercurrent of "say what you want but we'll get you, and your little dog too!"

    yeah (none / 0) (#14)
    by connecticut yankee on Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 11:58:01 AM EST
    I read that later.  Shocking and strange.

    New Facebook Group Started to Shame Mike Doogan (none / 0) (#2)
    by LibraryGrape on Sat Mar 28, 2009 at 06:58:44 PM EST
    There is a new facebook group dedicate to exposing Mike Doogan for his shameful actions: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=82564017994

    thanks for this link (none / 0) (#5)
    by DFLer on Sat Mar 28, 2009 at 07:56:17 PM EST
    I can't get on BTD's link to find out what Doogan did....must be too busy.

    ...and... (none / 0) (#3)
    by skippybkroo on Sat Mar 28, 2009 at 07:48:07 PM EST
    you can email rep. doogan's office here.

    Ben Franklin also wrote pseudonymously (none / 0) (#4)
    by DFLer on Sat Mar 28, 2009 at 07:52:05 PM EST
    He wrote:
    Poor Richard's Almanack  under the pseudonym Richard Saunders. Franklin frequently wrote under pseudonyms. Although it was no secret that Franklin was the author, his Richard Saunders character repeatedly denied it.


    More email (like, Doogan's boss) (none / 0) (#6)
    by lambert on Sat Mar 28, 2009 at 07:58:30 PM EST
    More Founding Pseudos: (none / 0) (#7)
    by DFLer on Sat Mar 28, 2009 at 07:59:24 PM EST
    During the debates over the design and ratification of the United States Constitution, in 1787 and 1788, a large number of writers in the popular press used pseudonyms. This list shows some of the more important identities and the probable real authors (where known); question marks indicates attributions that should be regarded with greater caution and skepticism.

    Check out the list:


    and the supreme court (none / 0) (#8)
    by skippybkroo on Sat Mar 28, 2009 at 08:31:08 PM EST
    to my non-lawyering mind, it looks like the supreme court has already weighed in on this (mcintyre v. ohio electtions commission).  

    it looks to me like mudflats has a legal case.

    course, what do i know?  i'm just a pseudononymous blogger.

    John Adams (none / 0) (#10)
    by cal1942 on Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 01:16:34 AM EST
    used a pseudonym (Novanglus) in the Gazette

    and Maureen Dowd constantly uses (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by DFLer on Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 09:13:41 AM EST
    the pseudonym, "Journalist"    ;0

    LOL (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by cal1942 on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 12:52:27 AM EST
    A classic DFLer an absolute classic.