The Case Against Disclosure

In the wake of the resignation of CMT artistic director Scott Eckern, who left after it was revealed he donated to the Yes on 8 Campaign, a political think tank is calling for an end to financial disclosures. Sean Parnell of the Center for Competitive Politics said on the site’s blog this week that “disclosure essentially amounts to the government making a list of citizens’ political preferences, then making that list publicly available to everyone – your family, your employer, your neighbors, the media, even extremists with a penchant for violence.” [Politico]