Friday, April 18, 2014

Campaign contributions and free speech

My most recent article about the McCutcheon case and free speech.

The conclusion:

"The amount of money someone has is largely the result of talents and traits like intelligence, perseverance, dedication, prudence and yes, some charisma and a little luck. Restricting how people can use their money is restricting how they can use their talents. People like Mr. McCutcheon should not have to choose between being a public figure like Ellen DeGeneres or supporting numerous political candidates. Mr. McCutcheon will likely never have the same effect that Ellen or Jon Stewart has on politics but he should be free to try."

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