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CAMPAIGN "REFORM" DERAILED
McCain Vows Yet To Make His Bill Law!

OVERVIEW:

On Thursday, July 12, the Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform bill (HR 380) was derailed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The House voted 228-204 not to proceed to debate the bill after Republican leaders established procedural rules opposed by Democrats.

--House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) has shown no indication or made any promise to bring the bill up again.

--The Senate passed its own version of the measure (S 27), sponsored by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Russ Feingold (D-W), in April.

--Both the McCain-Feingold and Shays-Meehan bills are corrupt. Each would ban all independent issue advertisements (free speech) for 30 days before a primary election and 60 days before a general election. Dubbed the "incumbent protection act" the measures give unfair advantage to incumbents, enabling corrupt officials to stay in office (see http://www.prayeralert.org/alertarchives/alert-05-01-02.html).

--Sen. McCain has conferred with Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) on tactics to push his legislation through.

--One tactic is to attach the proposal as a rider to ANY popular Senate bill, which, once passed by the Senate, would require a House vote.

--If that should fail, McCain is urging House Democrats to orchestrate a "discharge petition," which, if 218 members sign it, also would force a House vote on the measure.

Christians and other conservatives should be grateful for the derailment of this immoral and unconstitutional bill. But it will not stay derailed if Sen. McCain has his way. The continued threat of McCain's assault on the First Amendment is both real and potentially deadly. Praying Christians should remain vigilant until the demise of this Campaign Finance "Reform" is certain.

Please Join Us in Believing, Prayer:

-Most Holy Father, we THANK YOU for stopping the Shays-Meehan bill. Now, we ask that all attempts to revive this bill be cut short. CAUSE the members of the U.S. House & Senate to uphold their oaths to protect the Constitution. AWAKEN the American people to RESIST every attempt to destroy the First Amendment. In Jesus' Name, AMEN! (Nu 30:1-2; Dt 23:21; Ps 28:6-8; 83:1-3; Eph 6:13; Jas 4:7; Rev 7:12)

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