Just to make clear that it's not only the fascist liberal Democrats who wish to stifle free speech for political gain, go read this short column at the Cato Institute's site about the Stupid Party's cynical campaign finance shenanagins. A taste:
Last week a staunch Republican friend came back from Capitol Hill with discouraging news. "I can't believe," he said, "how many things Republicans don't believe in that I thought they held as a matter of principle."
He might have been talking about limiting the federal government, controlling entitlement spending, federalism or a realistic foreign policy. In fact, he was talking about free speech. House Republicans have now voted to prohibit certain political organizations (called 527 groups).
Where did my friend get the idea that Republicans believed in free speech?