One of the things that struck me about the show was all these super-enthused voters who were engaged in the process. One was involved with “South Sound for Hillary,” a local group, not affiliated with the campaign. She’s already donated the limit, and is working locally for a candidate she believes in. It’s great. Except for two things.
The first is the limit, and the second is affiliation with the campaign. If the First Amendment’s limits on the powers of Congress to control speech mean anything, they mean that political speech is sacrosanct. They also mean that the right to free association is sacrosanct. The plain language of the Amendment is “Congress shall make no law restricting…”
Now, this bad law is ‘settled.’ The Supreme Court has demonstrated their mastery of yoga by twisting themselves into knots to allow this. So why do I bring it up?
Because one of the idiots responsible for this state of affairs is running. And not only is he running, he’s the Republican front-runner, John McCain. Co-author of the “McCain-Feingold” campaign finance law. It’s bad law. It represents a fundamental failure to understand the Constitution, a document which McCain has repeatedly sworn to uphold.
I had originally planned for this blog to be much more about the virtues of emergent chaos. Perhaps we’ll go that way. But right now, McCain represents a brake on the most interesting and exciting political season in decades. He’s demonstrated contempt for the guarantees of liberty. For that reason, he deserves not to be President.