The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." "...it is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32) akakyakakyevich@gmail.com

Saturday, December 13, 2003

MCCAIN-FEINGOLD, or the Incumbency in Perpetuity Act

1791: Bill of Rights adopted, including this bit:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

1976: Buckley v. Valeo: The United States Supreme Court says that campaign contributions are free speech.

2003: McConnell v. Federal Election Commission: The United States Supreme Court upholds those parts of the McCain-Feingold Act that prevent organizations from making known their political views or what candidates they support in the weeks leading up to an election.

Freedom of speech, folks; well, it was just a fad, anyway.

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