Friday, June 18, 2010

Nancy Pelosi yanks campaign finance bill - John Bresnahan - POLITICO.com

Nancy Pelosi yanks campaign finance bill - John Bresnahan - POLITICO.com

Of all the things Congress could be doing or should be doing, I don't really think curbing free speech and freedom of assembly are among them. Last time I checked the Constitution they were specifically forbidden from messing with either of those rights. Yet that's where they spend an awful lot of time and energy (and our money).

I'm sick and tired of hearing politicians bitching and moaning about 'special interests' who are only "looking out for themselves", since what they really oppose are special the interests that oppose them and their nutty ideas. So it isn't special interests in general they oppose. It's special interests they don't happen to favor.

Special interests are part and parcel of the American process of open government, and they exist on both sides of virtually every candidate and topic. What better way for individual citizens to have a voice in the selection process of candidates and opinions on potentially far reaching laws than to pool resources in the form of time, money and support with other like-minded citizens? If I want to support the NRA or other 2nd Amendment-rights groups because they fight for ideas I believe in, that's my business and my right.

Some of the pinheads in Congress see this as a bad thing.

Too bad.

Their last attempt at 'campaign finance reform' was little more than an 'Incumbent Protection Act', curbing political advertising 30 days before an election, which accomplished little more than give them a curtain of protection from the public over their dismal voting records. Thankfully cooler heads prevailed and The Supremes chucked it out the window.

My advice to you, Speaker Pelosi, et al, is to butt the F^%$ out of our Constitutionally-protected rights.

Was that clear enough for you?

Larry Wright 6/18/2010

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