If Richard Lugar had his way, this blog would be illegal. In fact, for a time, thanks to the crown prince of the RINO’s this blog would have been illegal.
What is going on?
In 2002, the powers that be in Washington, in the halls of Congress got upset with us little people and some corporations too. It seems they did not like the free speech guarantees given by the Constitution so they wanted to circumvent them.
The circumvention was a law that became known as McCain-Feingold, after its two principle sponsors. The technical name of the bill was the Bi-Partisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.
This law was bi-partisan in that incumbents of both parties did not like being criticized nor did they like threats to their jobs. They did not like the fact that thanks to the Internet, criticism of them could go viral. They did not like the fact that groups could buy ads demanding that these “public servants” be fired by the people at election time.
Part of McCain-Feingold prohibited “electioneering communications” within 60 days of a primary or 30 days of a general election. Electioneering communications meant a communication, like this blog, that called for the election or a defeat of a specific candidate. When I publish this blog, which calls not only for Lugar’s defeat but a humiliating defeat and for the election of a real patriot, namely Richard Mourdock, under McCain-Feingold I would be in violation of the law.
Thanks to Richard Lugar, that bill became law.
Thanks to the United States Supreme Court in the Citizens United Decision, the law was ruled to be unconstitutional.
I’m not sure which is more terrifying. The fact that these clowns we refer to as Senators and Congressmen thought that passing such a blatantly unconstitutional law was a good idea or the fact that Citizens United was only a 5-4 Supreme Court decision.
We have a huge problem in this nation. The out of control spending that we see is only a symptom. America has created a governing class that now believes the nation is of them, by them and for them.
Richard Lugar is a poster child for this problem.
Lugar has abused the system in almost every way possible, from moving to Washington and not living in his home state since 1977, to the countless trips he has taken at government expense to even having the taxpayers pick up the costs for hotels when he returns to what is allegedly his home state.
When the Tea Party movement got started, one of the slogans is “Revolution is brewing.” It is time for a revolution. It is time to throw out these poster children of the government class and start over again with real Americans who understand they are going to Washington to serve the people, not to take advantage of the people.
Hey Lugar. I call for your defeat and the election of Richard Mourdock. It is within 60 days of a primary too! Too bad your law was declared unconstitutional.
McCain-Feingold was a disgrace and so are you. Indiana needs to send you packing and hopefully on May 8th the good people of Indiana will humiliate you at the polls and send you into a long overdue retirement.
If he doesn't live in IN, why do the people keep electing him? This shows how ignorant of their politicians most voters are.
The trouble with putting this pig into the pen, is that we still end up feeding him the rest of his life--not to mention his medical-- but I guess we have the satisfaction of knowing he was turned OUT!