Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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 multiplicitiesoffreedom replied to your post: On the First Amendment, the free market, and boycotts

If a boycott is a form of free speech, doesn’t that mean to some degree money=speech? Not trying to rabble rouse or advocate that position, it just came to mind.

Yes, people choosing to spend money (or not) is a form of free speech in regards to business patronage, cause patronage, etc. And corporations have received expanded personhood rights.

To what degree does money = speech? Suddenly, Citizens United v. FEC.

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  2. the-super-ego said: The first amendment covers some implicit rights not stated in the text. Supreme court uses the first amendment to protect frdm of assembly and other forms of protest. I’m sure boycott would fall under that protection. Maybe boycott=freedom to disassembly
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  4. oro-blanco said: Well, I was asking more from a consistency perspective. I take it you disagree with Citizen’s United (I do too), but does that have to be consistent with the belief that boycotts are speech.
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