That pesky 1st Amendment: Liberals’ gripe with free speech

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Author(s) Rich Lowry
Source New York Post
Date April 4, 2014
URL http://nypost.com/2014/04/04/that-pesky-1st-amendment-liberals-gripe-with-free-speech/
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Quotes-start.png The critics of the decision object to it partly on egalitarian grounds: Very few donors have the resources to contribute enough to bump up against the aggregate limits, so the decision gives disproportionate influence to a few people. A free political system always has such disparities. Should Thomas Paine have been silenced, since his incredible rhetorical powers made him more influential than other pamphleteers? Should The New York Times be shuttered, since it exercises more power than almost anyone else in New York? Quotes-end.png


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