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Regulating Political Speech

Jay Wye Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 6:59 PM
there's ALWAYS going to be money in politics. Advertising costs money. Running for office costs money. regarding foreigners getting in on donations,it's already happened,Comrade Obama collected a lot in the last cycle from foreign nationals through credit card donations. as for bribery,it's against the law.
It's presidential season, so again pundits are indignant that money is spent on politics. Spent by corporations! And rich people! Because the Supreme Court allowed that, "2012 will be a miserable year," says The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne

2012 may be miserable -- but if it is, it won't be because corporations spend on politics. And anyway, they have a right to spend.

In politics, money is speech.

The very first amendment that the Founders chose to add to the Constitution couldn't be more clear: "Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech ... ."

Yet most people support...