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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    I told you so!

    Larry Noble, executive director of the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, agreed with the Bush campaign that ads by both MoveOn.org and Media Fund are illegal.
    "These groups have stated that their purpose is to defeat President Bush," he said. "As political committees, they are required to abide by the contribution limits and prohibitions in terms of the money that they take in."
    That would mean 527s could accept only small, tightly regulated "hard money" contributions. Instead, they are taking unlimited "soft money" gifts from Mr. Soros and other wealthy individuals.
    http://www.washtimes.com/national/20...2938-2829r.htm

    I knew, that when they passed the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, the
    free speech rights of private citizens would be endangered.

    It's ironic that it is the liberals who are now being accused of this first
    major violation of McCain-Feingold, since they were the loudest advocates
    of "campaign finance reform". I have no love for George Soros, but
    he should have a right to publish his opinions, otherwise no one
    has freedom of speech or press any more.
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    Responsive politics is far from nonpartisan, this is just a right wing attack on moveon.....nothing new to see here
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    this is just a right wing attack on moveon
    That much is obvious, but what concerns me is the method.
    Instead of debating the content of the ads, they're trying
    to use campaign finance "reform" to declare the opposition's
    ads illegal, so then both right and left are against
    the principle of open discussion and free speech.
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    The ads have to fit within their own rules and the primaries were determined, by them, to be one such instance when free speech was halted. I was never for this bill because it prevents citizens from raising their own collective voice. It was an ignorant move.
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    repeal the bill or correct it to ensure citizens can be heard. If some billionaire can contribute tons of money and the little guy is limited to a couple of grand, for a political campaign, what is the point of the law?
    Trappedagainbyperfectlogic.

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    I agree. This is a bad law that need to be considered for repeal. Freedom of Speech is being violated here left and right. Unfortunantly though, we have to abide by the law until it can be repealed.
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    You can't "correct" it, because in every scenario it violates free speech. If anything there should be an equall access type of law but there is really no way to regulate it, this is another law born about by emotional responses from severely misguided intention. They are being held to their own standard that was forced upon us voters.
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