Libertarian Party of Michigan response to Supreme Court ruling

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Emily Salvette

Phone: 1-888-FREENOW and 248-687-1470
Fax: 248-687-1001

The Libertarian Party of Michigan applauds the recent Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case that strikes down certain campaign finance laws outlawing political activity by corporations or unions. Libertarians believe campaign finance laws are restrictions on free speech and should be repealed. They recognize that individual rights to political speech also pertain to groups of individuals however they may be associated. “Besides,” as Libertarian Party of Michigan State Chair Emily Salvette noted, “campaign finance laws are just symptoms of ‘Big Government’ disease.” Her suggestion: “Shrink government back to its Constitutional limits so it isn’t interfering in the economy. Then business and unions won’t bother buying politicians’ support with campaign spending.”

The Libertarian Party of Michigan is the third largest political party in the state. Last November it ran 85 candidates who garnered over 1.7 million votes, with two people elected. Libertarians promote policies that support economic growth, lower taxes, and personal freedom and responsibility.


2 thoughts on “Libertarian Party of Michigan response to Supreme Court ruling

  1. Don Lake ..........washington post op/ed

    “Stevens’ admonition in Citizens United that whatever corporations may be, human beings they are not: “Corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires … they are not themselves members of ‘We the People’ by whom and for whom our constitution was established.” “

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