Thursday, June 28, 2007

Free speech update


Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin got his long overdue comeuppance in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The court ruled the senator is not above criticism before an election, no matter what law Feingold may author.

And three justices even reminded him that Wisconsin is not Morocco. . . . A key provision of this "reform" is a restriction on political ads just before an election.

Oh, not on the ads of the politicians. Senators can run all the TV ads their fat-cat supporters are willing to buy.

No, the politicians restricted what ads the citizenry may run on TV before an election.

This "campaign reform" is like a drunk "curing" his alcoholism by telling his wife she cannot imbibe.

I hope that there's a lot of publicity in this vein, as I fear we're about to see another bipartisan effort by the inhabitants of Incumbistan to shut down criticism.

Glenn Reynolds is so right. This needs to get a lot of publicity (but sadly, most likely will not). This is just more of the "do as I say and not as I do" mentality that is so prevalent in DC today.

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