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Viguerie: Supreme Court Ruling Is a Victory for Grassroots Democracy


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The Supreme Court ruled in favor of free speech Wednesday in this year's blockbuster campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. The case, dubbed "round two of Citizens United," challenged the constitutionality of federal laws that limit the aggregate amount of money individuals can contribute to candidates, political parties, and PACs, gave the Court an opportunity to clarify what standards legislators must meet before imposing contribution limits.

Hailing the Supreme Court's decision, Chairman Richard Viguerie released this statement:

“Today we saw a rare victory for the American people in the Supreme Court decision when they struck down the overall limits on amounts an individual can contribute to campaigns.” 

“Corruption in government is not the result of individuals having too much freedom, but government having too much power.”

“The left is acting as if this is the end of democracy.  However, the opposite is true.“

“Wednesday’s decision was a victory for grass roots democracy.  The left is decrying this decision because they long ago became unhinged from the U.S. Constitution.”

“If the left doesn’t like this decision – change the Constitution.”

Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called “one of the creators of the modern conservative movement” (The Nation) and one of the “conservatives of the century” (Washington Times).  He is the author of the new book, Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win It.

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Victory for democracy? I'd respond, but I am due back on planet Earth! Perhaps you should try it sometime? Planet Oligopoly sounds pretty boring!