If you ask anyone whether or not an individual should be able to join together with other individuals to talk about whatever they want – including politics – free of government limits, they will probably respond along the lines of, "Of course, that’s my First Amendment right of free speech and association."
Unfortunately, sometimes when the speech supports an issue or cause with whom an individual disagrees, human nature sometimes clouds the pro-free speech perspective. And campaigns naturally seize upon those feelings in order to denigrate and discredit speech that may aid their political opponent. The response by the Obama campaign to the independent expenditure group, American Leadership Project, which dares to speak out about political issues, is a clear example of such tactics.
More after the jump.