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View Diary: Constitutional amendment on campaign spending moving forward in Senate (144 comments)

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  •  Your concern... (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Are you opposed to complete transparency (0+ / 0-)

        for contributions to political parties and political groups?

        "The truest measure of compassion lies not in our service of those on the margins, but in our willingness to see ourselves in kinship with them." Father Gregory Boyle, Homeboy Industries

        by Mr MadAsHell on Thu May 15, 2014 at 01:21:34 PM PDT

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        •  For political parties I am in favor unequivocally (1+ / 0-)
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          For issue groups, anonymity has protected advocates for unpopular causes including civil rights.  (The key First Amendment case on the issue being NAACP v.  Alabama.)

          I tend to think messages should be judged on their merits not their proponents, so I am in favor of permitting anonymity for donations to groups which are not political parties or candidate committees.  On the other hand, I'm fine requiring disclosure by entities with more than a  certain number of members or donors  to be required to disclose such donations publicly.

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