CCP Founder and Chairman Bradley Smith appears in video number 2 of the Institute for Humane Studies’ Learn Liberty Series featuring campaign finance issues, questions, and policies. This time, Smith asks listeners to provide their own thoughts on whether or not they think money equals speech in elections. He sets the question up thusly:
“You know it’s pretty hard to run a political campaign or communicate your views to any number of people without spending money. If the government controls the money, it controls the speech. So, should spending money for the purposes of political speech be protected by the First Amendment?”
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