More on the Stupidity of Americans
What McCain-Feingold does, exactly, is it limits the freedom of speech. There’s no better way to explain it. Beyond its restriction on soft money, it prohibits the airing of issue ads — such as those sponsored by the ACLU or NRA — in the weeks before an election. So in other words, after hearing politicians tell us “the American people aren’t stupid” all these years, it turns out we are. Indeed, having watched us fall victim to cigarette-smoking cartoon characters and Super Value meals, Washington has finally decided it’s best if they simply protect us from the dissemination of ideas.
The money quote, though, is this one:
We’ve come to a point in this country where bipartisanship is seen as some grand, noble thing. It’s nothing of the sort. To suggest America’s better off when Republicans and Democrats work together ignores the fact that we’re better off when they don’t. We’re not talking about kids in a sandbox here. So what if they’re playing nicely together? They’re playing with our rights and our money.
And it’s the lack of loyal opposition that comes with bipartisanship that’s leading our country to a “two”-party tyranny.
Read the whole thing, and pay careful attention to the last paragraphs.