07 April 2007

Senator Fred Thompson on the Issues

Here it is, courtesy of FreeRepublic. A website that gives you the opportunity to see Senator Thompson's voting record in one place.
My only issue, so far, is his support of the McCain-Feingold Bill.
A stupid piece of legislation that does nothing but limit free speech.

Many on the right remain angry he supported the campaign finance law sponsored by his friend John McCain. “There are problems with people giving politicians large sums of money and then asking them to pass legislation,” Mr. Thompson says. Still, he notes he proposed the amendment to raise the $1,000 per person “hard money” federal contribution limit.

Conceding that McCain-Feingold hasn’t worked as intended, and is being riddled with new loopholes, he throws his hands open in exasperation. “I’m not prepared to go there yet, but I wonder if we shouldn’t just take off the limits and have full disclosure with harsh penalties for not reporting everything on the Internet immediately.”

That last statement is what I want to hear. Unlimited donations, full and immediate disclosure. Jail time for violations. The technology is available.

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