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If campaign donations are free speech...?

Why don't donors have to be accountable for that speech?

If campaign donations are a form of free speech, why should groups buying political ads not have to disclose the members of those groups?

Most of us agree that we are entitled to free speech and it's resulting consequences, but not when it comes to political campaigns?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11355574

(It's also interesting that some of us have more "free speech" than others).

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UpSheRises

Asked by UpSheRises at 4:09 PM on Jun. 13, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (5)
  • Thank McCain/Feingold.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:41 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • On campaign finance, the court relaxed some restrictions it had upheld in 2003, allowing corporations and unions to get back into election campaigning in a way they have not been able to since the McCain-Feingold law took effect five years ago.


    This opens up a huge can of worms.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:44 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • lol too much like rite
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 10:15 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • lol too much like rite


    Answer by mekarevell 3 minutes ago


    WTH does that mean?

    UpSheRises

    Comment by UpSheRises (original poster) at 10:19 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • I always wondered that myself. Some of us have way more free speech than others
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 8:25 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

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