Thursday, June 01, 2006

Newt Gingrich on Campaign-Finance Reform

In the article "Blacking Out Speech", Newt calls out John "I said I'm a maverick!" McCain and the rest of the self-serving pigs, including Dubya, who silenced political speech in order to elevate themselves above criticism.

Today we are seeing the most systematic effort to censor and repress political speech by those in power since the Federalist overreach of the 18th century.


This is horribly wrong. What would the Founding Fathers have thought of such free speech “blackout periods”? The days leading up to an election ought to be filled with debate. Free speech and activism, by informing and organizing the public, empower average citizens to promote a cause they believe in and to demand honest and responsive representation. Instead, the incumbent politicians that supported McCain-Feingold prefer to keep us quiet and prevent us from making noise about their records as Election Day gets closer.

A great travesty of the law is that it makes it harder for candidates of middle-class means to run for office at all. Instead, we have the example of how one candidate [John Corzine, D-NJ] spent $100 million personally to buy a Senate seat, then a governorship, but while in the Senate voted for McCain-Feingold to limit every middle-class citizen to $2,500 in donations per election campaign. These rules move us dangerously closer to a plutocracy where the highest bidder can buy a seat.

In 1994, the Contract with America was a commitment to restore the bond of trust between individuals and their elected officials, putting the interests of the American people above all else. By limiting the ability of individuals or a collective group of individuals to participate and voice their opinion Congress is breaking this bond.

We must repeal McCain-Feingold as the necessary first step towards reaffirming a bond of trust between the American people and their elected representatives.

A truly functioning campaign system would take power out of Washington and return it to its owners—the American people. Such a system would allow individuals to make unlimited contributions to candidates for Congress in their district, so long as it is reported immediately on the Internet and is transparent and accessible.
Read it all and remember when you hear fascists like McCain and the Dems tell you that they just want to take the money out of politics. HA!!! They just want to take the criticism out!

All you need to remember is this: You can't buy what's not for sale.

Say you see some fine lady and want to get with her. You approach and ask her out and she turns you down. You start offering her money and she still refuses because she's seeing someone or just isn't interested. You could offer her a million bucks and she'd still say no if she has principles.

Pols, OTOH, are whores selling their votes (and OUR money) to the highest bidder. McCain's thesis basically admits that they can't stop sucking the money cock and that only by shredding the First Amendment can government be safe from influence. Now, we know this is a lie, but there aren't enough people in the "we" cohort (yet, I hope) to have him laughed from the stage yet. So the games go on.

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