Campaign-Finance Reform & the
||July 11, 2001
Dear liberty activist,
One thing politicians will fight to keep is power, whether
that power is
stolen from the people or not. As long as the people
politicians get away with their illicit power grabs.
One power grab leads
to another, and too soon, the people are without liberty
because piece by
piece, they let their political power slip away.
Representatives and senators who oppose campaign-finance
because all such bills are unconstitutional are correct.
Shays-Meehan, Ney-Wynn -- or any other campaign-finance
reform bill --
violates the First Amendment. That makes such bills
illegal. Even Senator
McCain admits it!
What these politicians won't admit is that they don't have
the power. The
Constitution specifically does not give to representatives
and senators the
power to make laws affecting campaigns so they cannot
control the outcome of
their own reelections (and for good reason!). But how
politicians will stand on the floor of the House or Senate
and admit the
truth...that the only power they have is that limited,
granted by the Constitution?
Today, we sent to every House and Senate office a one-page
Congress has the enumerated power to regulate only the time,
manner of elections - not campaigns (those are two very
Campaign-finance reform is illegal. We sent along an
invitation to read the
clear and unmistakable explanation prepared by esteemed
expert and our senior legal advisor Herbert W. Titus.
To read Mr. Titus'
important work, go to http://www.thelibertycommittee.org/campaign.htm
Now, send your representative and senators the message they
don't want to
hear. Tell them "You don't have the power."
Go to the "Take Action" box at
Do this now, while you still have the power...because if one
so-called "campaign-finance reform" passes as that
bill is currently
written, E-mail messages such as this one will become
The Liberty Committee