"Compelling a man by law to pay his money
to elect candidates or advocate law or doctrines he is against
differs only in degree, if at all, from compelling him by law
to speak for a candidate, a party, or a cause he is against.
The very reason for the First Amendment is to make the
people of this country free to think, speak, write and
worship as they wish, not as the Government commands."
Justice Hugo L. Black
(1886-1971) US Supreme Court Justice
IAM v. Street, 367 U.S., 1961.
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That in a 2 party state like U.S. makes one think that this idea is not working? Unless all of their voters are of like mind?
 -- Jamie, Nelson     
    Strange to hear that from the extreme liberal-socialist he was.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    Tell that to our Muslim loving president and his fellow travelers.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
    Indeed!! cal, the only right the liberal-socialists recognize is the right to free speech (hence their control of the mainstream media) -- but nothing else, no property rights, no rights to arms for defense of self, property, and state, no state rights, no nothing but 'civil' rights which are granted by the state.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Not here shooting the criminal messenger, the message gets 5 stars for accuracy.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    He left something out. Figure it out. If you can.
     -- David, Orlando     
    We as humans must learn that life is not that complex and certainly not as complicated as we have made it. If we closely observe a principled life as our guide we will find we are not in opposition with fellow humans as it might appear. Our similarities are too overwhelming to deny and our differences are basically negligible when guided by principled authority.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
    Sillik, "principled authority" ? ? ? UNIQUELY ! ! ! any / all true authority derives from self, the individual sovereign  third party control is despotic tyranny ! ! !   "guided" ? ? ? Compelled compliance, such as in a collective society, is despotic tyranny ! ! !
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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