So since Bry and I got on the topic elsewhere, I figured I'd start a new thread, where the people who want to get the money out of politics can talk with the free-speech advocates. I personally think CFR is a travesty, and that if they were alive today, George Washington, James Madison, et.al., would kick McCain's and Feingold's butts so hard they wouldn't be able to sit down for a month. If CFR was left up to me, donations form American citizens would be unlimited. All donations would have to be reported to the PDC (Public Disclosure Commission) within 48 hours, and subsequently shown online. Campaign expenditure laws would remain unchanged, except that it would be legal (not like McCain/Feingold) to place ads about incumbents all the way up to election day. They say that campaign contributions lead to corrupt politicians... but they don't say that no one would ever get elected without campaign signs, mailing/literature, newspaper/radio/TV ads, etc. I don't see how you could run a successful campaign for anything except Precinct committee officer without spending a small chunk of change.