Freedom of Speech is Not a One Way Street


by Candace Hardin

The right of free speech is protected by the First Amendment. According to popular liberal thinking, this amendment needs to be adjusted because only certain people really have valid opinions. Most are unable to make any real decisions for themselves and the government should be there to take care of such simple minds.

For example, Harry Reid wants to evoke legislation to change the First Amendment. According to an article in the Washington Times, “Mr. Reid and his fellow Democrats think the government should have the ability to decide who spends money in elections and how much money they are allowed to spend.”

This proposed legislation will challenge the 1976 Buckley vs. Valeo ruling that declared spending on elections to be protected by free speech. The recent ruling by the SCOTUS about how much an individual can contribute to an individual campaign was just passed down a few weeks ago.

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