Memo to Senator McCain
Anti-abortion group fights campaign law
Barring corporations and unions from buying political advertisements during peak election season amounts to government censorship, a Wisconsin anti-abortion group argued Monday.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Gee, I dunno. That's awfully murky.
Wisconsin Right to Life is challenging a ban on corporate ads that mention candidates two months before a general election. The Wisconsin nonprofit group wants to run advertisements telling voters to contact their senators about political issues. The Federal Election Commission says the ads would influence the election.
If the group prevails, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and other lawmakers fear it will open a loophole.
So, according to these insufferable little weasels masquerading as duly-elected representatives of The People, the First Amendment (and by extension, I assume, the entire Bill of Rights?) is now but a "loophole".
I beg to differ.
And, by "differ", I mean, "kick McCain in the balls".
And, it should go without saying the political affiliation of the plaintiffs has nothing, zip, nada, jackshit to do with it. This case could just as easily been brought by NOW, NARAL, Handgun Control, Inc., MoveOn.org, The Coalition to Save the Idaho Giant Salamander, or _________ (insert "progressive" special interest group of your own choosing here).
To those of you on the opposite side of the ideological fence as Wisconsin Right to Life, who might be rooting against them and their legal challenge to this steaming pile of unconstitutional dogshit, solely to score a political "gotcha", be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.
And, yes, the offer still stands.