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Monday, May 11, 2009

Campaign finance laws: the road to censorship?

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, was heard by the US Supreme Court in March--if the court were to agree with the FEC's interpretation of the campaign finance laws already on the books when the decision comes down this summer, the First Amendment would be completely gutted and free speech would be no more in the land of the free.

The arguments presented by the FEC's lawyers demonstrate just how slippery that slope of regulating campaign finances and political speech can be. I'm just hoping we don't find out what's at the bottom.

Posted by Kalim Kassam on May 11, 2009 in Freedom of expression | Permalink


Hopefully, Americans would not decide to allow political speech to be limited to the extent that the limitation would be un-American. In my opinion, that would remake the U.S.A. into a nation of cowardly serfs. Therefore, the likelyhood of these limitations taking effect seems doubtful to me.

Posted by: dewp | 2009-05-11 2:13:29 PM

banning a Wall mart ad selling action figures of Obama & McCaine,,America is going down, I can tell with my psychic powers,

Where can I buy a Ron Paul action figure, or did they make any? I dont mind if its made in China..

Posted by: 419 | 2009-05-11 4:19:10 PM

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