Are Political Donations Free Speech? Then Why Should They Be Monitored?

In light of the Branden Eich purge from Mozilla, I noticed a question that came up on the Lew Rockwell blog. Rockwell wrote, in response to the question, “Are campaign donations ‘free speech’?” Clearly not, it seems to me, despite los Supremos. Of course, people interested in electoral politics should be able to spend as much money as they want promoting or denouncing one power-luster as versus another, or 100 of them. But how is paying a government candidate of a government political party Read more […]