SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT
to be? The corporations are collections
of individuals. And the other thing about
this wave of spending and money poured
into the political process is [that] a huge
amount of that is individual money. At
the end of the day, the Supreme Court
came to the conclusion that the American
people get to weed out speech having to
do with matters related to the election of
their governance. And if the government
itself starts taking sides as to what speech
is too much, or whose speech should
be limited, the losers are the American
people. If you are worried about negative
advertising or attack ads, go back and
read the history of the 1800 election
between John Adams and Thomas
Jefferson, and the nastiness that came
out of Alexander Hamilton and all those
people. Yeah, we’ve had nasty elections
in this country. We’re up to about 225
years of nasty elections. Look around
the world and see how many countries
can say something like that. None, of
course. Speech is something that is at the
root of our democracy and our freedom.
It doesn’t produce the most perfect
government, everyone’s willing to say that.
But it produces a government that has
protected us so far.
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