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$ = FREE Speech: A Conundrum

Posted by: Stoller on October 28, 1999 at 00:56:47:

In Reply to: I am nobody's boss. posted by DonS on October 27, 1999 at 19:00:50:

Our current campaign finance laws restrict the amount you can donate to a politician. This is a direct violation of our First Amendment rights...

So you equate dollars with 'free speech.'

This presupposes that those with a LOT of dollars have a LOT of speech (ability to sway voters who are still duped into thinking there's a difference between Old Coke and New Coke).

Therefore the person who pays you determines how much 'free speech' (as translated into dollars donated to a candidate's advertising campaign) you have to 'give.'

: Don: I am nobody's boss. My boss has no say in how many votes I have. We both have one vote.

Not according to your 'free speech' paradigm, pal.

Lithium may help you with your problem.

I'm sure you socialists support Lithium for the whole population.

No, I believe the millions of dollars' worth of campaign advertising about to be purchased in the name of 'free speech' is lithium enough.

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