For Immediate Release. Monday, June 28, 2010 — On Thursday, June 24, 2010, the Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act [DISCLOSE Act] (H.R. 5175; To view, visit: Full Text of Legislation ) was passed by a 219-206 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 391) by the House of Representatives.
Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, President of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy said, “The Democrat-led United States (U.S.) House of Representatives continues its malicious attacks on the basic liberties of Americans, specifically their First Amendment right of freedom of speech. The bill adds to the already onerous burdens placed on grassroots organizations and is just another attempt to restrict these organizations from educating their members and the public about candidates, legislative and election issues. “
Democrats know that this legislation if it becomes law will be eventually overturned by the court. However, President Barack Obama and Democrats who fear losing control of Congress will do whatever they can to corrupt the political process to give them an advantage in the mid-term elections in November.
“Americans must be vigilant defenders of the Constitution and realize that if President Barack Obama and the Democrats succeed at stealing this Constitutional freedom of speech that they will only feel empowered to attack the Constitution further until one day the protections it affords Americans from the government will no longer exist,” added Dr. Rutkowski.