“The premise of the First Amendment is that the American people are neither sheep nor fools, and hence fully capable of considering both the substance of the speech presented to them and its proximate and ultimate source. If that premise is wrong, our democracy has a much greater problem to overcome than merely the influence of amassed wealth. Given the premises of democracy, there is no such thing as too much speech.”
—Antonin Scalia (1936-2016), Supreme Court associate justice, arguing against the constitutionality of the McCain-Feingold Act on election finance reform, in McConnell v. FCC, 2003
• Editorial Comment: You can say that again, Nino.
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