The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 73: The Freedom of Speech; Culturally and Legally
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. Freedom of speech is under attack in this county. The irony is that those who call themselves “tolerant” and “free thinkers” are, very often, the ones pushing against this right, both in our culture and via the legal system. Two examples in this episode include a man pushed out of | Read More »
Campaign Finance – Why the Supreme Court Got it Right
The Supreme Court’s opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission is an important development for campaign finance regulation and a victory for those who support the 1st amendment. As far as legal opinions go, McCutcheon is pretty easy to read. Essentially, the bottom line is that the government has limited constitutional authority to restrict campaign contributions. The government cannot limit campaign finances unless the limit is directly related to preventing corruption. “Money in | Read More »
Stephen Breyer’s Collectivist View Of Free Speech
A couple of days ago the US Supreme Court struck a blow for free speech by reversing the decision of the odious and addled 9th Circuit. The court ruled that there was no compelling reason that authorized the Congress to limit the number of candidates to which a donor could contribute. Less noticed was the direct assault on the First Amendment by the four justices | Read More »
BREAKING: Free Speech win in McCutcheon v. FEC!
More details as they come in. Breaking: #scotus strikes down aggregate campaign contribution limits 5-4 per Chief Justice Roberts in McCutcheon case. — SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) April 2, 2014 Background here: basically, the question was whether you could limit campaign contributions to political groups. Court said no. Cue the screaming by the people who apparently think that the only speech that the Founders wanted to ever | Read More »