Regarding George Will’s Feb. 15 column “The progressives’ itch to regulate speech”: One of Will’s big misconceptions was the idea that progressives like Bernie Sanders want to “make the Bill of Rights less protective.” Wrong.
Progressives like Sanders want to regulate campaign spending by corporations to ensure the Bill of Rights protects the ones it was intended to protect – the actual people!
Sanders isn’t attacking the Bill of Rights; he’s attacking the corporate elite’s theft of the average American’s voice in the political process. Is it a “collectivist itch” that’s “greedy for power” that has progressives wanting to regulate corporate campaign spending?
Or could it simply be that Sanders and other progressives want to create a true democracy, in which one poor person’s voice counts just as much as one wealthy person’s?