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Topic - Shaun Mccutcheon
In a chorus of election law reformers bemoaning the corrupting influence of money in politics, Shaun McCutcheon, an electrical engineer from Alabama, says Americans need to spend even more on political speech.
The Supreme Court issued a landmark First Amendment decision this week in McCutcheon v. FEC, illustrating timeless principles that apply outside of the campaign-finance context.
If the First Amendment means anything, it's to protect speech, and that includes political speech. Over the years, political speech has been marginalized by fringe causes like protecting Nazi parades, pornography, Klan rallies and T-shirts emblazoned with obscenities.
"I'm grass-roots proof that private citizens retain some influence, and with determination, we can achieve positive change within our country," Mr. McCutcheon said during the presentation held at the Cato Institute in Washington.
"Let's see who's out there and let's see what their ideas are and let's hear what they have to say," he said.