Are we about to see a ban on books? What about a ban on movies? Is it possible they may even ban your Kindle? Oh yea, I know, I know ... "that'll never happen."
Well, here's a dirty little secret for you, and this is something you're sure to want to know.
It's not that there's too much money in politics, the problem is too much power in government. Government regulates everything, and of course, people want to affect the course of government. So the campaign finance reformers ultimately, what they want to prevent, is that. It's the ability to affect the course of our government. It's the ability to affect which way people vote. That's the dirty little secret about campaign finance law. They don't just want to control money, they want to control speech.
- Steve Simpson, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
You want to talk about issues? We've got a major one right here! This is something we should all be able to agree on too. And don't kid yourself about it either ... this is real, and it's right in front of your face.
Don't go sticking your head in the sand about it either. Every single issue, heck, every single thing that is important to you is literally at stake, no matter who you are.
- Foreign Policy.
- You name it!
That's how important this is! You may have an opinion, but they intend on taking away your voice.
It would seem counter to the first amendment, that you could ban books because they're too political. But what we've got here, is a government that has decided that some kinds of political speech are dangerous.
- Allison Hayward, former Chief of Staff and Council, Federal Election Commissioner and Asst. Professor of Law, George Mason University
And my favorite quote from the video ...
When the government is taking the position they can ban books, it's time to scrap the campaign finance laws. This is American. We don't ban books here. - Steve Simpson
Video: The Cato Institute