voting is speech

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voting is speech

Postby jjoyce » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:13 am

If donating money to a presidential campaign is speech, then wouldn't it stand to reason that voting is also speech?

And if that's the case, then let's have a look at what the Wisconsin Constitution has to say about speech:

no laws shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech

What about the big one, the U.S. Constitution?

Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech

Thanks to Gitlow v. New York, we know that the Bill of Rights extends to all the states, as well.

So the fundamental question remains, is voting a form of speech just like making a monetary contribution to a political campaign is speech? Better put, is it expression?

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Re: voting is speech

Postby fisticuffs » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:14 am

Are you arguing that corporations should be allowed to vote?

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Re: voting is speech

Postby bdog » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:01 pm

He's arguing that children should be allowed to vote.

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Re: voting is speech

Postby fennel » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:26 pm

bdog wrote:He's arguing that children should be allowed to vote.
No, he's arguing that children should be seen only. Amen to that.

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