Campaign Finance

David Harsanyi on Fighting Money in Politics

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Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen probably put it best when he wrote: "I am comfortable with dirty politics. I fear living with less free speech." Cohen, though, is in the minority. Polls show that Americans support limits on free speech—including the reversal of the Citizens United decision. So complaining about super PACs and Citizens United is a political safe zone. Remember, though, writes David Harsanyi, that implicit in the crusades of campaign reform activists is a belief that voters are gullible, hapless and easily manipulated.

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