Freedom of Speech now free

Patrick Gibbons

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes a major blow against opponents of free speech in a decision handed down today. Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute writes, “government cannot try to “level the political playing field” by banning corporations from making independent campaign expenditures on films, books, or even campaign signs.”

The U.S. Constitution is very clear on the matter. It says “Congress shall make NO LAW… abridging the freedom of speech.” What was so difficult about “NO LAW”?

In further news on free speech, the Goldwater Institute struck a major blow against “Clean Elections” (aka, taxpayer subsidies for politicians). The victory specifically struck down the law that required taxpayer-subsidized campaigns to receive additional money if another candidate raised more money through private donations.