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    belongs (belonged) to Cleta Mitchell. Googling her comes up with some very interesting information, including testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee about the 1st Amendment rights of Tax Exempt Organizations:
    Those cases involve guaranteed First Amendment rights of citizens to do the following:
    • voluntarily associate with other like-minded persons in private organizations without having to disclose that association to the government
    • anonymously disseminate their views on political issues, including issues at election time
    • know in advance what speech is going to be subject to government regulation and which speech is not subject to government regulation
    The right to voluntarily associate with other like-minded persons in private organizations without having to disclose that association to the government.

    Isn't this yet another example of conflating individual 1st amendment rights with the more controversial and tenuous concept of corporate 1st amendment rights.

    However, in my mind it is far worse ethically that this site is soliciting contributions without properly disclosing who is behind it and specifically how the contributions will be used. To my way of thinking they are not much above the scammers who seek to steal people's identity and credit card information.

    Well at least they state:

    PFA is an issue advocacy/grassroots organization committed to keeping the issue record straight and serves as a conservative ?Issue Truth Squad.? It is the only such organization in the country!

    [the question marks are theirs and apt!}

    Gee I thought the Swifties were supposed to be a conservative "Truth Squad".

    "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." - Ken Kesey

    by Glinda on Thu Jan 13, 2005 at 11:46:21 AM PST

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