Reform Party of California Commentary
After careful consideration of the arguments, pro and con, it is clear that requiring public disclosure of donor names to nonprofit 501(c)(4) political advocacy groups will have beneficial effects on political speech and the public interest. The benefits significantly outweigh adverse effects, real and imagined. The RPCA stands firmly in favor of as much transparency in politics as is reasonably possible. Disclosure of all major contributors to 501(c)(4) advocacy groups should therefore be required by law. Those contributors would be defined as one who donate more …
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Reform Party of California Essay
Policy recommendations the Reform Party of California (RPCA) derives from this essay are summarized in a short accompanying RPCA commentary.
The Bill of Rights provides for personal freedoms including the right to free speech. The first amendment to the Constitution says that “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press”. The few limits on free speech there are came from the courts, not congress. Limits on free speech include child pornography, incitement to imminent lawless action and certain kinds of false statements …
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