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Forum Post: Campaign donations should NOT be considered free speech

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 25, 2011, 4:07 p.m. EST by Mets (53)
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If campaign donations are considered free speech, then it would naturally follow that the person with the most money will always have the loudest voice. This is inherently un-democratic. This is common sense, I just don't see how anyone can debate this.



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[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 12 years ago

the supremes are supreme the way to get rid of the CU disaster is a constitutional amendment a very difficult - but necessary effort. see http://www.getmoneyout.com/

[-] 1 points by April (3196) 12 years ago

I would like to see some Campaign Finance Reform, if for no other reason than, candidates spend an inordinate amount of time raising money. However, there is some interesting evidence that PAC money is not that influential. This is a little outdated- from 1995. I would like to see something more current, not sure if the results would differ.

Also, if you are against PAC and special interest money you may want to take a look at Gov. Roemer. http://www.buddyroemer.com/

[-] 0 points by Fedup10 (228) 12 years ago

How about a movie producer which is a corporation, releasing a movie which is highly political, 90 days from an election. Is that film maker using his film as a political donation or is it free speech. Mr Moore did just that and now corporations can give freely to politician's running for office, per our supreme court decision. Mr Moore was the precedent.