Show Me Tyranny (In the News)

Paul Jacob

On Friday, the Missouri Ethics Commission — performatively admitting it doesn’t recognize the First Amendment — fined Calzone $1,000 and ordered that he register as a lobbyist before speaking to any legislators.

While the immediate goal of this silly tyranny is to block Calzone’s freedom of speech, he understands the bigger, broader implications: “Make no mistake, though, this attack is a threat to every citizen who would dare to encroach on the lobbyists’ and politicians’ territory.”

Calzone will appeal the decision with the help of the Freedom Center of Missouri and the Center for Competitive Politics. And he will prevail.

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