Thursday, January 21, 2010

Freedom Of Speech Wins Big At Supreme Court

“When government seeks to use its full power, including the criminal law, to command where a person may get his or her information or what distrusted source he or she may not hear, it uses censorship to control thought,” Kennedy said. “This is unlawful. The First Amendment confirms the freedom to think for ourselves.”

The quote above, taken from the majority opinion in today's Citizens United decision, is both obvious and refreshing. Shockingly, four of our nine Supreme Court justices could not bring themselves to agree with it. They and their ideological allies in government know better than you, you see. The blood boils.

But let it boil another day. Today MC is celebrating Scott Brown's victory in the MA senate race and today's Supreme Court decision.

Click on the title of this post to read the Washington Post's aggregation of reactions from across the political spectrum. Alas, John McCain regrets the court's decision. For shame.