Free speech shouldn’t be muffled by corporate dollars

To the Editor:

Representative Daniels’ plea in favor of free speech in the March 6 edition was much needed and valuable.

It is needed so much that speech should not be muffled or misinterpreted by coming from the depths of corporate pockets or offshore contributors wishing to influence U.S. elections. We can all see where the forms of speech written on the legal tender of our country could confuse the intent of any words coming from those entities.

I can see where anyone benefiting from the corporate quid pro quo largesse of free speech dollars could confuse that with free speech and want to maintain that flow. The difference between words and cash in this case is that words can influence an election and cash can buy one.

Perhaps the representative would consider changing the last letter of Daniels to a dollar sign as in free $peech.