Free Speech or Legalized Libel?

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With the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case and the more recent McCutcheon decision, campaign finance regulation has, for the most part, been blown to smithereens. Not only are corporations people, but money is speech. To regulate either in the course of political campaigns is a direct violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, so help me, God. If that’s not bad enough, now the Supreme Court is preparing to render a decision, in the case of SBA List v. Dreihaus, which may actually lead to the establishment of outright political lies as protected speech as well.

Politics in this country weren’t screwed up enough before. Now we need to deal with seemingly endless amounts of money being spent by anyone (often anonymously, thanks to the wonder of unregulated dark money) to their heart’s content on advertising aimed at getting us…

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