Saturday, July 18, 2009

a victory for free speech

The judge hearing the case against Amendment 54 ruled against it again today. In judicial speak, she blasted it.

Good for her.

Here is what I wrote about A-54 last fall:

Amendment 54 No – This is called the Clean Government Amendment, they really should have entitled it the No Free Political Speech for You Amendment. The proponents claim that they want to tackle the real problem of abuse of the sole source government or no bid government contract problem. It is a real problem, and the proponents give excellent examples of serious abuse. The proper solution is to limit the government’s ability to use this type of contract - not to limit the citizens’ right to use their hard-earned money to influence the political process, which is free political speech with money.

I think that A-54 will go down as one of the dumbest amendments ever offered. It's as bad as 41.

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