LIBERTY: The FEC is an unconstitutional nightmare

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/
news/editorial/16340275.htm

http://tinyurl.com/y2lmd9

Posted on Fri, Dec. 29, 2006
FEC fines could bring undemocratic silencing
Bradley A. Smith

served as chairman of the Federal Election Commission in 2004 and is a professor of law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio

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Two weeks ago, the Federal Election Commission fined MoveOn.org, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and two other groups a total of $629,500 for violating campaign-finance laws during the 2004 election. According to the FEC, these “527” organizations (so named for the tax-code provision governing their activities) should have registered as political action committees, which would have limited their ability to receive large donations and probably would have shut them out.

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Now the government will decide what speech is “approved”.

Remember this contribution to free speech when you see Mc Cain and Fiengold.

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