Democrats Say Free Speech for Me but Not for Thee

Famous (some conservatives may now say “infamous”) lawyer Ted Olson has written a brilliant piece for the Wall Street Journal on the Democrat Party’s efforts to destroy the First Amendment and our freedom of speech.

Liberals are fond of tearing down the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case, though almost all of their fears have proven to be misguided.

It is also a canard that Citizens United permits organizations, as Mr. Reid claimed in May, to “dump unseemly amounts of money into a shadowy political organization.” The court explicitly left untouched the federal ban on direct contributions from corporations or unions to candidate campaigns or political parties. Citizens United also upheld disclosure requirements, the very opposite of shadowy.

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