McCain-Feingold Violates Right to Free Speech
By David Holcberg (Las Vegas Review-Journal, February 18, 2008)
The McCain-Feingold campaign finance law is a blatant violation of the right to free speech.
The right to free speech means the right to express one's ideas. This necessarily includes the right to financially support and publicly endorse--or oppose--candidates for political office. Political advertisements--like campaign contributions--are a means of disseminating one's ideas and values. Prohibitions limiting the content or timing of political ads, like prohibitions on campaign funding, are an assault on free speech.