With a 3-3 vote featuring Democrat commissioners supporting the silencing of political speech against congressional incumbents and Republican commissioners in favoring of allowing it, the Federal Elections Commission has now made it official - As required by the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002, there can be no paid political broadcast ads criticizing incumbent Members of Congress for the two months prior to the Nov. 7 election.I'm with Tapscott. Either you believe in freedom with respect to political speech or you don't. I DO!
This is the ultimate form of Incumbent Protection Act, short of repealing elections.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006