Mailvox: the devil in the details

KC writes to correct me:

Greetings & good morning. I’m a regular poster to your site and think your latest article is great with one exception. Rush *DID* and *HAS* denounced the McCain-Feingold “reform” over and over again since it first came up for a vote. He said then that SCOTUS could not be trusted to strike down unConstitutional things because they seem to be making it up as they go along regardless of the Constitution (ie. Ginsberg’s recent references to foreign treaties). He has railed against this over and over as the law empowers “news” organizations (and him) to declare things as “news” and not political commercials/attacks and there’s no way for someone else to respond.

He – and I agree with him on this one 100% – believes in complete transparency. Let US Citizens give whatever amount they want to whichever political campaign they want… but EVERY PENNY must be accounted for in a public and timely manner.

If that’s the case – and I have no reason to believe it isn’t – then I stand corrected, applaud Mr. Limbaugh’s stance and will look forward to him criticizing the President’s latest attack on free speech this week. Unfortunately, I still expect Mr. Limbaugh to excuse these and many other unconstitutional actions and enthusiastically endorse George Delano on the grounds of there being “a war on”.

As for campaign financing, I don’t see any need to account for it. Money is fungible, so tracing it is simply an exercise in futility that only creates a need for government bureaucracy. If a politician obeys the Constitution, who cares who’s funding him? If a politician doesn’t, he should be impeached, removed from office, and if necessary, tried for treason.