Skip to comments.Statement by the President: "... I will sign (CFR) into law."
Posted on 03/20/2002 4:33:41 PM PST by erk
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 20, 2002
Statement by the President
Like many Republicans and Democrats in the Congress, I support common-sense reforms to end abuses in our campaign finance system. The reforms passed today, while flawed in some areas, still improve the current system overall, and I will sign them into law.
The legislation makes some important progress on the timeliness of disclosure, individual contribution limits, and banning soft money from corporations and labor unions, but it does present some legitimate constitutional questions. I continue to believe the best reform is full and timely disclosure of campaign contributions.
So, should we allow non-citizens to send money too?
They can't vote.
Yes he did. All those e-mails sent. And all those phone calls that fell on deaf ears, needless to say, I am p***** this evening.
It's all up to guys like you and the courts. Next time the GOP calls for money I'll tell them my money now goes to organizations that will actually FIGHT for the Constitution.
It's a sad day, but I will sleep better knowing there are people like you lined up to send this piece of garbage to the dumpster of unconstitutional laws.
Expect this case to be filed, as was Buckley on the effective date of the law, That is 6 November, 2002, for this one. Expect the final decision, therefore, in May, give or take a few weeks.
Campaign contributions about getting a message OUT.. and hoping that others will agree with your message.. it is NOT about buying votes.. so really I see no connection between "voting age" and campaign contributions.. unless of course you are trying to tell your kids that they are not allowed to have an OPINION or a MESSAGE until they are 18.... my 5yr old has MANY opinions.. some of which I hope she keeps for life, and some of which I hope she changes when she matures.....
No, but just thinking out loud and venting anger after this very sad disappointment and betrayal.
see my post #147....
If we don't fight the good fight for ourselves, no one else will fight for us. I would be honored to be able to contribute in any way. Does your legal team need donations?
Washington looks out for Washington.....I don't want to jump on the Bush-basher wagon, I keep hoping he will pull yet one more rabbit out of his hat. However, I am doubtful.
The Adults are in charge now...Buhahahahahahahaha
Wow, now we have CFR (of course the 'Bots are saying this is actually a "secret plan" by Dubya) and soon we'll have Amnesty for ILLEGALS (Rule of Law, yeah, right). Hmmmmmmmmmm.
I guess we should have taken Dubya seriously when he quipped "This would be easier if it was a Dictatorship...huh huh, of course with me as the Dictator"
What's wrong with family members funnelling money to candidates? If the parents don't object, and the money isn't being used to harm anyone, why shouldn't a kid be allowed to spend his own money how he wants?
I really doubt it, or they wouldn't have been so excited to pass it (dems). This gives the media a virtual monopoly 0-60 days prior to the election. It isn't Republicans that they will be promoting.
What does it matter anymore anyways - if the Republicans behave and vote like Democrats. Besides the war in Afghanistan, and my $300 rebate - I don't see much at all I like.
Hmmmmm a President who will not VETO an obviously UNCONSTITUTIONAL piece of legislation....
In principle I would answer yes.. I think it would be a wake up call to remind our President and ALL our elected officials that they have taken an OATH to support and DEFEND the Constitution.....
Would I vote to impeach?? YES !! If it is clear that the President just doesn't understand his duty, and see's nothing wrong with signing this and passing the buck to the SCOTUS...
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