Campaign finance reform and free speech

July 15th, 2002 – 8:45 pm
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“Over the years, the national political parties, as well as corporations, labor unions, and the interest groups they finance, have circumvented the spirit, if not the letter, of the campaign finance laws. The new Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act, known as McCain-Feingold, seeks to restore integrity to this system.”

This interesting op-ed piece in the New York Times discusses the idea that restricting campaign financing somehow restricts free speech. Even though the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act doesn’t go far enough, it is a step toward taking back control of our government from corporations and the wealthy, and it will hopefully survive the inevitable court challenges.

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