Thursday, April 26, 2007

Justices Raise Doubts on Campaign Finance

It would appear that the Supreme Court is ready to open loopholes in the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Law:
At issue is a major provision of the five-year-old law that bars corporations and labor unions from paying for advertisements that mention the name of a candidate for federal office and that are broadcast 60 days before an election or 30 days before a primary. By a 5-to-4 vote in December 2003, the court held that the provision, on its face, passed First Amendment muster.
Since 2003 the court has taken a decidedly conservative turn. Campaign Finance reform remains one of the greatest challenges facing the middle class. How can we reasonably expect our elected officials to represent all of their constituents when only a small percentage has the financial ability to donate. Our campaigns have become all about money. If we as the Middle Class do not force a change, we will cease to exist. The time to stand up and demand change in the way we finance campaigns is long overdo.

Read the rest of this article here.

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