Friday, January 22, 2010

McCain-Feingold Struck Down. Free Speech Win?

We've all heard no doubt about the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill. For those that haven't, long story short, the bill was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, thus allowing big corporate entities to buy time on the airwaves and support or criticize candidates.

Some don't like the idea of corporate entities having that kind of power over elections because of unfair amounts of money potentially being used to buy elections. Honestly, though, why should we restrict others' free speech rights just to make sure they can't do something or say something we don't like? That's against the very essence of the Constitution, and violates it to its core. Corporations are not inherently evil, despite what the Progressives, and liberals would have you believe. We've been crying out from the mountaintops of the fruited plain for months about constitutional violations, and now when one is struck down, some are complaining.

Maybe they just don't understand fully what McCain-Feingold was. I'm not even sure I do. I am sure, however, that it gave an unfair monopoly to the network media in terms of campaign commercials, and I'm glad to finally see that monopoly broken up.

Continuing to fight the good fight.