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The rich do have different rights to political speech than the poor. The poor can't give thousands of dollars to politicians, because they're poor!
Arguing that limiting the rich to only giving far more than the poor will ever be able to give instead of overwhelmingly more is giving the poor more power than the rich is utter nonsense.
Well, I'm white, male and straight. I'm not likely to oppressed for any of that in this country, despite the complaints of some, so I'm not too concerned. I do work for a living and don't have piles of money laying around to give to politicians, so I'd say I'm already being oppressed by the rich's easy access to influence. Like 99% of us.
So a basic, fundamental right, enshrined in the Bill of Rights, should apply differently to different people, depending on which group they belong to?
Guess that whole "equal in the eyes of the law thing" really does have an Animal Farm quality to it.
"All animals are equal
But some animals are more equal than others."