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Wednesday, August 25, 2004

No More 725s - Er - Flip That 

Yahoo%21 News - Bush Condemns Ads by Outside Groups
"I can't be more plain about it. And I wish — I hope my opponent joins me in saying — condemning these activities of the 527s. It's — I think they're bad for the system. That's why I signed the bill, McCain-Feingold."
Oh really?
I believe individual freedom to participate in elections should be expanded, not diminished; and when individual freedoms are restricted, questions arise under the First Amendment.

I also have reservations about the constitutionality of the broad ban on issue advertising, which restrains the speech of a wide variety of groups on issues of public import in the months closest to an election. I expect that the courts will resolve these legitimate legal questions as appropriate under the law.
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So what have we here?


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