We have the free speech, Mr. Snare, but the forum in which we are speaking has costs and so, there are ads. It is my understanding that if you go “Pro”, you lose the ads. GC attacks free speech more than the gov’t in the number of people it makes “invisible” without explanation. (Hope you’re well Howie)As far as your opinion that the IRS “was not wrong in investigating the far right political groups”, I disagree. The same criteria for auditing the public applies to investigating these 501 organizations. Draw them at random and ask the exact same type of questions from ALL. There will be red flags that may draw special attention, but those should be incidental AFTER a random drawing. These 501s are issue groups, and it must be confirmed that they are not overtly promoting the candidacy of any one person or group, but other than that, they should not be ‘attacked’ as a group.For instance you can say -“Write to Obama and tell him he’s wrong on health care” as it is legal, but saying – “Obama is destroying the economy with his health care plan”, is not legal.It’s subtle, but because of Citizen’s United, it’s also the way things are nowOur opinions may guide our votes, but opinion should not guide policy. Policy needs to be based on facts and strict protocols.Respectfully,C.