Congress Shall Make No Law...
July
9
5:14 PM
George Will Takes on the DISCLOSE Act and Arizona’s “Clean Elections”

Click here to go to his new column on these topics. He begins:

 

Two splendid recent developments have highlighted how campaign finance "reforms" have become the disease they pretend to cure. In Arizona and in Congress, measures ostensibly aimed at eliminating corruption or the "appearance" thereof illustrate the corruption inherent in incumbents writing laws that regulate political competition by rationing political speech.


That’s exactly right: The idea that incumbents write “campaign finance” laws with no eye toward protecting their reelection prospects is—as we have previously noted—absurd.  

 

For more of our recent commentary on the DISCLOSE Act, click here, here, and here.

 

IJ is challenging the matching funds provision of Arizona’s “Clean Elections” system. For some of our recent commentary on that system, click here and here.