The FEC shrugs...

Posted by MinorLiberator 3 years, 11 months ago to Politics
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First, apologies for using an exalted term in connection with a Federal bureaucracy. But sarcasm and irony intended.

Interesting article. I wish more agencies would 'fess up and say they just can't do their jobs. (Fat chance, I know).

But if they've given up on trying to control free speech by controlling campaign spending, that's good news to me.
SOURCE URL: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/05/04/fec-chair-all-but-giving-up-hope-to-rein-in-money-abuses/


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  • Posted by Herb7734 3 years, 11 months ago
    When agencies are asked to come clean, all we usually get is a song and dance without any viable information. I'm not sure that Ms. Ravel meant for her comments to be much more than an apology and a threat. At least she kept the song and dropped the dance. You might call it, "Ravel's Bolero."
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  • Posted by jdg 3 years, 11 months ago
    While it's good that they've admitted to their failure, we should treat it as an opportunity to insist that Congress abolish the agency and the laws it enforces. Because laws that can't possibly be enforced all the time, but are left in place, will inevitably be enforced selectively, and that means the "enemies list" of whoever is in power will be the targets. That is the polar opposite of the rule of law.
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  • Posted by Zenphamy 3 years, 11 months ago
    This is a site about Objectivism, Ayn Rand, and fans of Atlas Shrugged. If the government only did those things that a proper government did, (protect the individual rights of all citizens) including in this instance, the prosecution of fraud and coercion, then this issue wouldn't exist.
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  • Posted by  $  MichaelAarethun 3 years, 11 months ago
    Uncontrolled campaign spending is the antithesis of free speech. But since I have no interest in anything the left wing fascists of the Government Party have to say let them spend until they go broke,

    I never going to vote for evil lesser or greater assuming that soon to be archaic historical memory of a system is still a Freedom In Name Only.

    Republican or Democrat I'm going to vote for the Constitution and turn my back on.

    Why would a government bureaucracy 'fess up? Because they want more money to expand the choke hold they have on the nation. If it works for one they will all soon be in line except those being down sized by by the left out of nothing more than a healthy dose of well deserved fear.
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    • Posted by  $  WilliamShipley 3 years, 11 months ago
      I disagree with you. Spending is speech, if you didn't think that it helped to get the message out you wouldn't worry about it.

      The government should not be deciding who is entitled to speak on a subject.
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      • Posted by  $  MichaelAarethun 3 years, 11 months ago
        i agree with you. I just don't agree with the left wingers using their money to crap on my lawn. And just what IS the message? Same old crap on my lawn starting getting rid of what shreds of the bill of rights they didn't catch the last time around.

        When you can't use reason just buy your way into power. Which is another point where I agree with you, it worked didn't it?
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