Electoral Reform- Part 9: Campaign Finance Reform
In the previous entry, I noted that the main motivation behind proposals to either reform or eliminate the Electoral College, especially the most recent proposals, is predicated by the Liberal/Democratic assertion that George Bush stole the Presidency in 2000. Yet for all the disdain for the Court’s decision in Bush v. Gore, there is another recent Supreme Court decision that really, really just makes your | Read More »
What Money Says About Politics
I am not a particular fan of the OpenSecrets.org website, especially the parts where they editorialize about the corrupting influence of money in elections. And they are one of the biggest proponents of the DISCLOSE Act- a blatant attack on free speech and free association rights in this country. However, the information they list is a good source of seeing who is funding who | Read More »
Swing Your Pardners, Dosey Doe
Let’s start with how Congress can deliberately mangle the language by coming up with cute acronyms for the bills they write. Case in point: the DISCLOSE Act, or Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending In Elections Act. Technically, wouldn’t it be the DISBYCLOSIE Act? But, I digress. This goofy piece of legislation was thankfully filibustered in the Senate by Republicans. The story of | Read More »
Democrats: Spoiled Brat or Prostitute?
In the continuing effort to illustrate that the Obama Presidency is an unprincipled collection of old school liberal ideology, several pieces of legislation wind their way through Congress. Based upon his view of American principles and values and in the alleged interests of all, the Democratic leadership continues to create carve outs and special protections to special interests. The lobbyist who claimed that lobbyists | Read More »