Hoist by Their Own Petard
‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ ban?=The Hill.com=
The opinion is generated under the new McCain-Feingold campaign-finance law, which prohibits corporate-funded ads that identify a federal candidate before a primary or general election.
When groups as different as the National Rifle Association and the American Civil Liberties Union oppose something, perhaps the big government juggernaut ought to slow down. Conservatives opposed this brainchild of the Democratic darling John McCain. We said, “This is a threat to free speech,” and liberals said we were nuts or aiming for political gain. The pro-regulation drumbeat was so loud that it forced a good President to sign a law he knew was wrong. Even the Supreme Court fell prey to this popular idea whose time had come. Well, libs, we told you so at the time, now live with it.