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these laws restrict *my* right to buy airtime.
Posted by: DonS ( USA ) on October 28, 1999 at 22:04:11:
In Reply to: Fair enough posted by MDG on October 28, 1999 at 16:35:00:
: I don't think it's inconceivable to craft reformist campaign finance laws which would minimize the corrupting influence of money, while still allowing citizens to band together to purchase airtime for issue-advocacy ads. Nothing we do will be perfect, but the system we have now is so corrupt, I'm willing to scrap it altogether and start fresh.
Don: I suggest we scrap it by getting rid of most of the campain finace laws we have now. The main effect of these laws has been an increase in the amount of time pols spend rounding up money. I do think forign nationals who are not resident here should not be able to make contributions. In fact it is against the law for them to do so, yet Clinton has recieved considerable money from the PRC and Indonesia for his campaign.
Don: Keep in mind that these laws restrict *my* right to buy airtime. They do not restrict the power of the media to air their views.