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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 06:22 AM

20. Nice thought, but I don't know how it would work

The SCOTUS has ruled in favor of free speech for big money. If we fund all campaigns with public funds, how would that stop big money from making and broadcasting attack ads? Hey, it's my money, my opinion, who has the right to stop me from airing my views? Right? (Y'know, I mean, if I had any money )

And if the ads and superpacs can somehow be stopped, it seems the same logic/law could be used to stop any broadcast of opinion, such as blogs, DU forums, etc. Grovelbot could be seen as just another Koch brother.

I expect the superpac ads to get even worse. When specialized ads are "made for cable", the seven words will fly around candidates. F-bombs, B-bombs, C-bombs, etc will be hitting the screens. Or maybe they're already in Carolina and Florida.

I hate superpacs but I like free speech. I think this one's a puzzle.

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