Fellow Republican Congressmen, free speech finally needs just one last wooden stake.
You may have noticed that I'm a bear on the Constitution (hence my nom de plume).
Many seemingly think that the Constitution is written in hard to understand English. No, it's just difficult for us to understand, like Shakespearean plays in the contemporary English. The attendees at the Globe Theatre knew exactly what the players were saying. The authors of the Constitution wrote it so that the average American citizen of the late 18th century could and would understand it quite nicely. When it came to the Bill of Rights, the authors felt the BOR would be a redundancy. My lands, the Constitution was plain enough, Article 1, section 8 limiting the Congress was quite clear and unambiguous. So, why spell out was obvious? But, the states wanted to be very clear what the new federal government was allowed to do, and not to do. And thus the Bill of Rights was born.
What I find especially interesting are the first five words in the 1st Amendment: Congress shall make no law...
Ok, so far so good. Pretty straight forward. Five words, easy to understand. Well, with McCain-Feingold Congress flipped off the Founders and the Bill of Rights and you and me. They flipped off America. GWB decided to let the Supremes do his heavy lifting and signed this so obviously unconstitutional piece of evil. But he foolishly thought that swinging Sandy O'Connor would vote against. Wrongo George! And now McCain-Feingold is the law. But, there was way that we could practice free speech-the 527's.
But, the gutless bastards that brought you the political version of Son of Sam have now brought you Brother of Son of Sam. The Republicans in the House of Representatives has betrayed the American public. And George Will has called it betrayal.
And he's right.
And he lists the last 18 principled Republicans left in the House:
Roscoe Bartlett (Maryland), Chris Chocola (Indiana), Jeff Flake (Arizona), Vito Fossella (New York), Trent Franks (Arizona), Scott Garrett (New Jersey), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Ernest Istook (Oklahoma), Walter Jones (North Carolina), Steve King (Iowa), Connie Mack (Florida), Cathy McMorris (Washington), Randy Neugebauer (Texas), Ron Paul (Texas), Mike Pence (Indiana), John Shadegg (Arizona) and Lynn Westmoreland (Georgia).
If your Congressman's name isn't on the above list,read and consider George Will's recommendation:
"On this remnant of...limited-government conservatism a future House majority can be built. The current majority forfeited its raison d'etre on April 5."
You've now been informed. You now have no excuse.
Let's start the rebuild. And a quick BTW, what was all this suppose to accomplish? Get money (aka political sppech) out of politics, to stop influence buying. And why do people try to buy influence in government? Because there is influence to be bought.