Saturday, November 19, 2005
Campaign finance laws suck and should be eliminated
Well, there are so many things wrong with the most recent legislative pile of crap called "McCain/Feingold Campaign Finance LAW", it's hard to know where to start.
At bat first, McCain (alleged Republican) and Feingold (A moonbat Democrat) are simple minded political opportunists. All their beloved campaign finance reform law did was make an existing policy even more unconstitional, and somehow it got supported by the Supreme Court, which proves we need real constitutional judges on the bench.
The fact that the latest court ruling on the new law has the potential to squash online (bloggers in particular) speech during election cycles, certainly give pause to be concerned. Originated by the tin hat wearing liberals, who want 100% government funding of election campaigns...imagine that, it's difficult to reconcile their constant drum beat about freedom of speech when hounding Repubs and the President, but they have little to say about this atrocity. Go figure.
Bloggers are up in arms, as you might expect, about the whole issue and it appears some movement to address this pile 'o bile is starting to pay off. Unfortunately, the Dems. out maneuvered and jumped on the problem first and, once again, left the "personal freedom party, the Repubs", standing around with their heads up their arses. It is refreshing to see a Dem. cough up some decent legislation.
Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) has introduced a bill to address the online speech problem and, I have to say, it has simple verbiage that we all would like to see in legislation. The essence of is this:
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to exempt news stories, commentaries, and editorials distributed through the Internet from treatment as expenditures or electioneering communications under such Act, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
in Congress assembled, United States of America
SECTION 1. EXEMPTION OF INTERNET COMMENTARY FROM TREATMENT AS EXPENDITURE OR ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATION.
It's only 2 pages long and you can read it here (PDF file).