And that’s what has MoveOn.org and MoveToAmend.org tied up in knots. They claim—falsely—that these groups’ mostly negative publicity deprives the average citizen of his right to “free and fair elections.”
Actually, it is the anonymity of their donors that they loathe. Thus, they propose to “regulate political spending” by limiting donations to these nonprofits.
That’s illegal, too. In SpeechNow.org vs. FEC, a lower court used Citizens United as precedent and ruled that limits on contributions to groups that make independent expenditures are unconstitutional.
John Dunbar, managing editor of Center for Public Integrity, sums it up best: “Spending is speech, and is therefore protected by the Constitution—even if the speaker is a corporation.”
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