The mind and mouth of the slave are two things that a dictator can never be sure of from anyone they rule. Fear is their only weapon of choice. Fear of retribution, once thought is discovered, is the only way to keep the mind and mouth in check.
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There is an on-going debate about the extent to the First Amendment bars congressional campaign finance limits. That debate is important, but it doesnâ€™t address a more fundamental question: What empowers Congress to regulate congressional campaign finance at all?
A few days ago, July 14th to be exact, was the anniversary of President John Adams signing the Sedition Act into law.Â July 14, 1798 was not a good day for this country. At the time, the two major political parties were the Federalists (led by John Adams and Alexander Hamilton) and the Democratic-Republicans (led [...]