Campaign Finance Reform Proposals of 1983: Hearings Before the Committee on Rules and Administration, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, First Session, on the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as Amended, and on Various Measures to Amend the Act, S. 85, S. 151, S. 732, S. 810, S. 1185, S. 1350, and S. 1684 : January 26, 27, May 17, and September 29, 1983


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Seite 37 - ... the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market ; and the truth is the only ground upon which their wishes safely can be carried out.
Seite 40 - ... no danger flowing from speech can be deemed clear and present unless the incidence of the evil apprehended is so imminent that it may befall before there is opportunity for full discussion. If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.
Seite 13 - But the concept that government may restrict the speech of some elements of our society in order to enhance the relative voice of others is wholly foreign to the First Amendment...
Seite 41 - It is the right of the public to receive suitable access to social, political, esthetic, moral, and other ideas and experiences which is crucial here.
Seite 713 - A license permits broadcasting, but the licensee has no constitutional right to be the one who holds the license or to monopolize a radio frequency to the exclusion of his fellow citizens. There is nothing in the First Amendment which prevents the Government from requiring a licensee to share his frequency with others and to conduct himself as a proxy or fiduciary with obligations to present those views and voices which are representative of his community and which would otherwise, by necessity,...
Seite 454 - ... afford reasonable opportunity for the discussion of conflicting views on issues of public importance.
Seite 36 - [A]bove all else, the First Amendment means that government has no power to restrict expression because of its message, its ideas, its subject matter, or its content.
Seite 34 - it can hardly be doubted that the constitutional guarantee has its fullest and most urgent application precisely to the conduct of campaigns for political office.
Seite 454 - If any licensee shall permit any person who is a legally qualified candidate for any public office to use a broadcasting station, he shall afford equal opportunities to all other such candidates for that office in the use of such broadcasting station...
Seite 265 - It is of great importance in a republic, not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers ; but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part Different interests necessarily exist in different classes of citizens. If a majority be -united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure.

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