Wednesday, July 28, 2010

So Now the Right Is Afraid - How Un-American of Them.

As I reported yesterday, the Senate was going to vote on a bill that would require all special interest groups (conservative and liberal alike) to disclose who they get their money from. Religious groups, such as the National Organization for Marriage, as well as corporations have been opposed to this legislation.

The Republicans, once again showing how beholden they are to the politics of Big Business and religiously motivated hatred, successfully blocked the legislation from passing through the usage of a filibuster - with an end vote of 57 in favor 41 against.

One Christian news source has this to say about the legislation...
The DISCLOSE Act would force grassroots organizations - including most 501(c)4, 501(c)5, 501(c)6, and 527 groups – to list all donors of $600 or more with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Groups must also post a hyperlink on their website to the FEC, where a list of the names of their donors can be accessed. This could possibly expose donors to political retaliation by motivated groups or individuals.   
This, my friends, shows the true purpose behind the "blocking" of the legislation by the far right. Instead of wanting people to know where they stand on issues, individuals want to hide in the realm of secrecy. If someone is pro-life for example, they obviously don't want people to know; for they might then be a victim of retaliation. How far have we come as a country that we cannot now stand up for what we believe in because we are afraid?? Come on people, put your money where your mouth is, and stop hiding!!

Though I agree that there were some problems with the DISCLOSE Act, the reasoning given by those against it was shallow and I believe Un-American.

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