Campaign Finance Reform

Campaign Finance Limits Violate Free Speech

Earlier this year President Bush risked the lives of American military personnel to end Iraq's tyrannical regime--a dictatorship that not only restricted the actions of Iraqis but also silenced them from speaking their mind. It is ironic that...

Campaign Finances and Corruption

In one of the great ironies of contemporary politics, Congress [last month] passed an economic "stimulus" package the day after the recession was declared to be over. Obviously, the legislators didn't really care about stimulating the economy,...

Campaign Finance Reform Diversions

There's a story about Catholic priests who contracted to have a new church built for their congregation. When the church was completed, and just before the priests came for their final inspection, the contractor cemented a Buddhist statue in the...

“Campaign Finance Reform” Regulates Free Speech

“Campaign Finance Reform” Regulates Free Speech

The Enron scandal was welcomed like an unexpected Christmas present by Democrats who, together with much of the media, have tried to tie the scandal to the Bush administration. However, as more and more information has come out about Enron, it has...

Top Ten Myths About Campaign Finance Reform

Myth #1: "Shays-Meehan is constitutional." Any bill that attempts to "equalize" citizens' political speech through criminal and civil penalties for "excessive" or "unfair" speech violates the First Amendment, which provides in plain terms that...

Campaign Finance Reform: Wrong Target

SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R-Ariz., makes a lot of political hay portraying himself as the hero for campaign finance reform and against influence-peddling. He's for restrictions on the "soft money" millions that flow into the campaign coffers of the...

The Facts vs. “Campaign Finance Reform” Fictions

The Facts vs. “Campaign Finance Reform” Fictions

To crusaders for "campaign finance reform," as with many other political crusaders, the facts simply do not matter. What matters is their vision -- and winning. Facts can be left to others. Most of the arguments for campaign finance reform cannot...

Campaign Finance Reform: Wrong Target

SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R-Ariz., makes a lot of political hay portraying himself as the hero for campaign finance reform and against influence-peddling. He's for restrictions on the "soft money" millions that flow into the campaign coffers of the...

Campaign Finance Reform — Needed or Needless?

Question: What is "eating away at the fabric of democracy"? According to Democratic Presidential candidate Bill Bradley, the answer is the impact of special interest money on campaign finance. Ditto for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John...

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