April 2, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday expanded how much political donors can give candidates and parties in federal elections by striking down a key pillar of campaign finance law.
On a 5-4 vote, the court struck down the overall limits on how much individuals can give to candidates, parties and political action committees in total during the federal two-year election cycle.
The ruling leaves in place base limits on how much a donor can give individual candidates and laws that require candidates, parties and political action committees to disclose information about donors.
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:00 am
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There you have it, folks! The “big money” wins by a landslide. Is there any more proof that your “vote” means absolutely nothing, when it is the money that talks loudest. It is the money that writes and “lobbys” the choice-legislation, not the “elected law-makers” themselves. ( Who writes our laws??? )
Also: ( As I find more links to trustworthy resources, I will add them here. )
The “McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Bill” was also similarly gutted by the SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES in a similar issue of limits to financial campaign contributions. Yet, the provisions that also limited speaking and debating the issues that each candidate stood for, to a limited time-window remained INTACT! – The SCOTUS allowed the big-money contributions with virtually no limits – all of the grounds of “free speech”, but did not afford that same ruling towards the REAL free-speech concerns (like open debates about the candidates’ stances – right up to election day).
Our so-called “democracy” is for sale!!!
– Rev. Dragon’s Eye
Founder, Temple of The Ancient Dragons