Should donors behind special interest money spent in political advertising be public record or secret?

Posted on July 5th, 2011 by admin1 in political advertising


Freedom of speech coupled with a right to privacy say that they can keep their donors secret if they want to. So long as they’re not coordinating with the candidate himself, which is illegal. Otherwise they have the right to remain anonymous if they want to while expressing their opinions.

6 Comments on “Should donors behind special interest money spent in political advertising be public record or secret?”

  1. Proud Texan

    Every penny a politician receives should be a matter of public record.References :

  2. Talos

    Satire:
    All republican donations should be transparent because they are well known to be coming from fat cat capitalists. The Democrats on the other hand should keep much of their donations secret especially that coming from Unions. Since the Democrats represent the little guy there should be no restrictions, or requirements for disclosure.References :

  3. Smartass

    Deepest sympathy, Widder Bong.Mr. Kong was an icon for many.Yes, they should reveal themselves, but tht Conservative dominated Supreme Court that that is not required. No offense to the bongs of Beijing, but this means foreign sources like the Chinese can give huge sums of money to a candidate in our country. That is illegal, but there is no means of proving the origin of any campaign contribution.UNFAIR. I hope all those Conservitards on the court drop dead one after the other.References :

  4. Enlightened Liberal

    Definitely public record.References :

  5. Syllogistic Libertarian

    Freedom of speech coupled with a right to privacy say that they can keep their donors secret if they want to. So long as they’re not coordinating with the candidate himself, which is illegal. Otherwise they have the right to remain anonymous if they want to while expressing their opinions.References :

  6. andy33020

    Both hard and soft money should be disclosed, it is only democratic.References :

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