The Wenatchee World



The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast


Hi70° Partly Sunny


Lo53° Mostly Cloudy


Hi73° Slight Chance Showers

Saturday Night

Lo48° Slight Chance Showers then Partly Cloudy


Hi70° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo50° Mostly Cloudy

Columbus Day

Hi72° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo52° Slight Chance Showers


Hi71° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo48° Partly Cloudy

Those so favored are free to speak

Send to Kindle
Print This
For the purposes of discussion, we once again must remind ourselves what the First Amendment to the Constitution actually says: “Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” This presumably would preclude the majority party in Congress from advancing legislation to stifle or gag potential critics, at a time when Congress and its rulers stand in general public disfavor, on the eve of an election when absent restrictions on political speech they could sustain losses, possibly severe. Of course, to take this theme to its logical end, the vulnerable party must “carve out” exemptions tailored to its supporters, free them to maneuver, to spend and speak on its behalf. More arbitrary exemptions could soothe large political organizations — make a deal with them, lest they be tempted to fight back.

View my options or Sign in