Yet they often virtuously proclaim that they are the sole defenders of free speech, standing fearlessly against the evil oppressors of the right. Indeed, they are so much for freedom of speech, that they will proudly--and violently-- try to prevent people they don't like from being able to speak about ideas they don't like. Examples of this are too numerous to detail, but here is just one small example. And, ask Mark Steyn to tell you all about freedom of speech in our politically correct neighbor to the north.
That's why the recent Supreme Court ruling has unleashed such rage and venom; even in the State of the Union Speech by the left's erstwhile messiah and our current President, who claimed that the decision, "will "open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections." The President continued, that with this decision it is possible for American elections to be "bankrolled by America's most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities."
Of course, it is irrelevant to the postmodern hysteria-mongers of the left who, as expected, are virtuously claiming that they are the one and only guardians of free speech, that the SCOTUS decision will do no such thing.
Special interests like all those groups funded by the likes of George Soros are good for free speech, you understand. Labor Unions, by leftist definition, are entitled to free speech (they are "good")...but corporations (who are automatically "bad")must be kept out of the political arena.
From American Thinker:
The Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United stands with Brown v. Board of Education as a landmark refutation of discriminatory treatment. It is ironic that the President accused the members of the Supreme Court, who have upheld freedom of speech for corporations and unions, as being politically motivated [i]. In fact, it was the dissenters who embraced political preferential treatment of select corporations and preferred access of a few to the airwaves during political campaigns, which is a separate and unequal protection of speech.
People on the left and their organizations believe passionately in "equality"--its just that they consider themselves more equal than others. In their Animal Farm utopia, only the political elite are meant to decide what is "free" and what is "oppressive";and what the proper speech should be for the unwashed masses.
While they are hyperventilating, here are 3 reasons not to sweat the "Citizens United" SCOTUS ruling: