Is the First Amendment constitutional? Well, maybe…

You have to get a kick out of this headline at Americans for Campaign Reform, “Bipartisan Former Senators Urge Court to Uphold 1st Amendment Constitutionality.”  We do hope that the Supreme Court will uphold “1st Amendment Constitutionality.” In fact, as part of the Constitution, we’d like to think that it is obvious that the Court would uphold “1st Amendment Constitutionality.” Unfortunately, for years the First Amendment has been under attack in the name of “campaign finance reform.” A good start toward upholding “1st Amendment Constitutionality” would be to adopt the principle of separation of campaign and state, under which what people say about politics and political figures is really none of the state’s business.

The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.