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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Incumbent Protection Act on Trial Again

Actually, it is known as McCain-Feingold's, "Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act." HA! That's a laugh. Now they are trying to shut up bloggers as well. But that's a different story from this.

In the 2004 elections, Wisconsin's Right to Life tried to run an ad asking voters to call the Senate to tell their representatives not to join in the filibuster against President Bush' judicial nominees. They were denied access by the FEC, because they said that this group was trying to influence the outcome of the election.

May I pleace ask a question? Why do we have to listen to all these blowhards who have a lot of money from the lobbyists they get to have lunch with while our political free speech is silenced? Are we truly equal or are polititians more privileged than we?

I found out that this is going to the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the US) in April and will be decided by the end of the court's term this year. This is a good thing. A bad thing? President Bush is siding with the FEC. So is McCain. Who isn't siding with Bush and McCain? The RNC! My God, what is going on around here?

If you would like to read more about this issue, there is an article in the Washington Post entitled, High Court To Revisit Campaign Finance Law written by Robert Barnes and Matthew Mosk. If you would care to look up this case, it's numbers are Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life (06-969) and McCain v. Wisconsin Right to Life (06-970). Have a great day.