Compulsory “free” speech

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April 19, 2012
Competitive Enterprise Institute
by F. Vincent Vernuccio  
Posted in Commentary

"What is free speech? Is it the right to speak out and give money to causes, politicians and push ideas? Is it the ability to keep silent and not support that with which a person disagrees? Or is it the power of a group to force [sic] its individual members to fund political causes and candidates they do not support? On April 9, attorneys for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 (IUOE) argued that Indiana's Right to Work [sic] Law infringes on their free speech rights because -- get this -- it deprives them of the dues mandated from workers by 'agency shop' provisions." (04/19/12)  

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