Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Political donations and privacy rights

According to KTSP in Minneapolis:
The Campaign Finance and Disclosure Board on Tuesday approved a new "statement of guidance" on how the state's laws on political fundraising should be applied to ballot measure campaigns. The board says in some circumstances, groups funded by private donations that take sides on ballot measures will have to report the exact source of those donations with the state.
In California when opponents of gay marriage were made public they were often subject to intimidation and even violence by gay rights advocates. Why do I suspect that this is precisely the point of this new Minnesota legislation, i.e. to intimidate those who might donate to pass traditional family legislation.

Isn't it interesting how the Left is so adamant about the "right to privacy" when it comes to a woman's "right" to kill her unborn baby, but they trample over privacy rights when it comes to the privacy of donors or the rights of workers to have a private ballot when voting on unions?

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