Tag Archives: First Amendment

Lindsey Graham on the First Amendment (I Think)

Does freedom of speech apply to Muslims?  To Christians?  Hindus?  Pagans?  Now about socialists?  Anarchists?  Flag-burners?  Are these stupid questions?  Apparently the principles involved are enough to confuse at least one U.S. Senator. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) does not get … Continue reading

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Tea, Anyone?

When I was a kid, we studied the original Boston Tea Party.  I remember envisioning the protesters dumping tons of ground leaves into the harbor and wondering what a mess that must have been.  We thought, rightly, that the act … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Corporation?

Many of my friends are upset that the Supreme Court has stood up for freedom of speech for corporations.  Their argument seems to be that letting corporations influence legislators freely will lead to bad outcomes.  The yelling “fire” in a … Continue reading

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Is a Corporation a Person?

Who cares? Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling is a victory for free speech supporters.  There has never been any sane rationale for limiting political speech in such a way.  Even if corporations are not “citizens,” as Justice Stevens opined in the … Continue reading

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