A. Barton Hinkle on Why Free Speech Is So Annoying to Elected Officials


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From campaign finance restrictions to IRS targeting of Tea Party groups to the arrest of peaceful protestors outside of government offices, elected officials from both parties share one thing in common, writes A. Barton Hinkle: They resent the First Amendment and try to undermine its protections anytime they think they can get away with it.