Beyond the IRS Scandal: Campaign Finance, Free Speech, and Limited Government

June 4, 2013
The IRS scandal—rooted in campaign finance regulation and the desire to suppress political speech—will remain on the national agenda for some time. The federal bureaucracy appears to be out of control in attacking and intimidating critics of the government. How did such abuse come about? Is the IRS at odds with the First Amendment? Cato scholars John Samples and Trevor Burrus will provide answers and argue that even if there were no scandal, the threat to free speech and limited government would remain.

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