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Letter: Supreme Court ruling is conservative idea that money equals free speech
First Published Apr 06 2014 11:15 pm • Last Updated Apr 06 2014 11:15 pm

I want to express my disgust at the conservative and activist judiciary of the Supreme Court of the United States and its recent decision to uncover the For Sale signs on our government — and make no mistake, this is a "conservative" project ("Court loosens rules for big political campaign donors," Tribune, April 2).

The Dems may play the game, too, but the rules are solidly a Republican creation.

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How on earth does anyone buy the sheer nonsense that "money equals speech"?

Why don’t we let dogs equal speech? Or how about guns? "Say it with a gun" seems just as (un)reasonable.

Money buys a pulpit — the idea that stifling the flow of corrupting money somehow muzzles your voice is ridiculous. No one’s tongue is cut out by limiting money; many voices are muzzled, however, when they don’t have the big bucks that buy an audience with our bought-and-paid-for "public servants."

"Free speech": the very first word suggests that money has nothing to do with it. Let’s get it out of our elections.

Mike Coronella


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