The CIA is a government agency. The Bill
of Rights was not written to protect the
government. It was written to enumerate
rights for the people. As I understand our
constitutional philosophy, governments have
powers, but not rights. Only individuals
have rights. For this reason, an argument
about abrogating the CIA's "rights" by not
allowing it to run an ad makes no sense.
For this reason, the slogan of "states' rights"
is also nonsensical.
Horowitz, on the other hand, is an individual,
and has rights, even though leftists don't like
him. Since college newspapers enjoy support
from taxpayers' money, he has as much right
to run an ad there as anyone else, and those
who confiscate and burn newspapers which publish
opinions they disagree with are no better than
Nazis, even if they do call themselves "progressives."
~ Michael Wright
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