Chad K: "“Apparently the Democrats define ‘democracy’ as giving Washington a clearer view of whom to intimidate and leaving citizens more vulnerable to public harassment over private views,” McConnell wrote." Except, contributors to super PACs know that their contributions are funding much of the public and political speech in recent elections. It gives cover to large corporations and wealthy individuals to promote their ideals with no public knowledge that they are pulling the strings or that they are willing to pay the bills. Free speech is the protection from prosecution or persecution by the government for speech. As so many are fond of reciting, freedom of speech does not equate to freedom of consequences. If the issues are so important to the donors, shouldn't they want to be associated with the campaigns?