Some media sources and people holding public office have constantly and consistently made inaccurate statements to the public. In light of this activity, I feel America must take steps to protect its citizens from inaccurate information used in making decisions in the process of voting.

In an effort to assure an intelligent voting citizenry, I feel it is necessary to enact a federal public information law to make any media source or person holding public office both civically and criminally liable for any statement made to the public which is inaccurate and not supported by facts.

This would in no way intrude on anyone’s first amendment right, it would only guarantee that expressions under that right for certain avenues which have a public duty are truthful and accurate. The American public should also have protections to receive accurate information from those they place in office, which have an obligation to report the facts.

It is essential that Americans receive accurate information so they can intelligently make decisions affecting the operation of government, those who run it and those who report on it.

If you agree, call, write, text, email those in public office and urge them to enact and or support such a bill.

Frank D. Lovell

Citrus County President Trump Club

Inverness

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Miuke Nelson

This just in: NEW YORK – A series of Facebook video ads for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign shows what appears to be a young woman strolling on a beach in Florida, a Hispanic man on a city street in Texas and a bearded hipster in a coffee shop in Washington, D.C., all making glowing, voice-over endorsements of the president. “I could not ask for a better president,” intones the voice during slow-motion footage of the smiling blonde called “Tracey from Florida.” A man labeled on another video as “AJ from Texas” stares into the camera as a voice says, “Although I am a lifelong Democrat, I sincerely believe that a nation must secure its borders.” There’s just one problem: The people in the videos that ran in the past few months are all actually models in stock video footage produced far from the U.S. in France, Brazil and Turkey, and available to anyone online for a fee. Though the 20-second videos include tiny disclaimers that say “actual testimonial, actor portrayal,” they raise the question why a campaign that can fill arenas with supporters would have to buy stock footage of models. It’s a practice that, under different circumstances, Trump himself would likely blast as “fake news.” Lock him up!

DandyCandy535

The Inverness Republican Club requires a quorum be established before any vote is taken. Question: How many members establish a quorum? Answer: Two!

Truth Meter

[censored] This guy is supporting censorship of the people and of the free press but he is too naive or stupid to realize it. Republicans in this community should be ashamed after reading this nonsense. Gag the free press and gag the people. Brilliant! These Trump fanatics don't care about the U.S. Constitution at all. Trump is a pathological liar and they should hold him accountable first, otherwise their credibility is shot. This is trickle down stupidity, or desperation, or both.

Littled

I like this suggestion. Let's start with the pundits that say that the stock market is growing faster under Trump. Let's see, using the S&P, for example, it grew an average of 12.43% per year under Obama, while under Trump it was 7.49%. Which lie should we deal with next?

KerryM

Agreed. Let’s start at the top. In the 869 days of Trump’s presidency he has stated 10,796 things that were misleading or outright false- according to the Washington Post fact checker!

Ssabmud

You really don't know do you, Frank, do you. You really don't know. Oh well, maybe this is why Sarah Sanders quit. She saw this coming.

TOMP

In an effort to assure an intelligent voting citizenry, I feel it is necessary to enact a federal public information law to make any media source or person holding public office both civically and criminally liable for any statement made to the public which is inaccurate and not supported by facts. Hooray...what a great idea...this will make Trump throw up...I take that back...he would veto any such law that would hold him responsible for the thousands of documented lies he has told.

Miuke Nelson

I agree, but considering the source, it's also hilarious. We are truly living in an alternate universe.

Miuke Nelson

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Ssabmud

Lock him up. Lock him up!!!

CitrusCo Citizen

Has Lovell decided to come over from the Dark Side or is this all a joke? "In an effort to assure an intelligent voting citizenry, to enact a federal public information law to make any media source or person holding public office both civically and criminally liable for any statement made to the public which is inaccurate and not supported by facts." Excellent idea, Frank. You want "big government" to lock up pathological liars who are serving as presidents, legislators, when they tell lies not based on any facts. Would we support such a bill? You betcha! Let's include social media like Magapill and TV stations like Fox-Not-the-News.

CitrusCo Citizen

I love this Candidate Trump Vs. President Trump quotations. We could create a "Two-Trumps-A-Day 365 day calendars. For many years!

Ssabmud

Lock him up. Lock him up!!!!!!!!!!!!

CitrusCo Citizen

Maybe this is what happens when senior Repubs get their brand new medical marijuana cards?

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