Expensive Speech

Writeindependent.org money is speech – free speech – corporations are people – Citizens United – money in politics

We have catch phrases in our country that make no sense whatsoever. One of them is “money is speech.” In many cases, money is propaganda. Very different.

If what they mean by “money is speech” is that money buys television time, then they should really be saying “money buys air time” and “air time is speech time.” But it isn’t free speech! It’s very expensive, and because it’s expensive, it ain’t free.

Let’s see how long “free speech” lasted on television if we told the stations that they had to air all the political ads for free.

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