“You’re too stupid for free speech”

Linn  and Ari Armstrong make some great points about the recent Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. FEC in a recent article in the Grand Junction Free Press:

Regarding this case, the left is perfectly consistent with its Marxist roots. Marx wrote, “The mode of production of material life conditions the general process of social, political and intellectual life. It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but their social existence that determines their consciousness.”

In simpler terms, you are just too stupid to independently evaluate a film or ad funded by a corporation. You need the benevolent nannies of the left to help you think straight.

… However, trying to save people from their own stupidity only entrenches stupidity. People cannot choose wisely if they lack the capacity to choose badly. In terms of free speech, people must be free to say and believe stupid things, if we wish to preserve the right and ability to say and believe profundities.

Read the whole article.  See also:

Dispelling the Top Five Citizens United Decision Myths – Institute for Justice

When Individuals Form Corporations, They Don’t Lose Their Rights, Ilya Shapiro, Cato-at-Liberty. Great arguments, and links to others.

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