Free Speech Primer

Former Federal Elections Commissioner Bradley Smith has an excellent piece on campaign finance “reform” and freedom of speech.

As former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt once said: “two important values in direct conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can’t have both.”

We believe that more freedom of speech will lead to a healthier democracy.

Much of the political establishment, as Smith points out, does not.