‘Barbie’ said it best: Money is not free speech | Letters

We went to the popular movie “Barbie” recently and, shortly into the feature, the main character says that in her land, corporations are not people and money is not free speech.

In other words, corporations, special interests or ultra-rich folks cannot give unlimited money to politicians to gain support in the legislative process — overriding what voters want and allowing money to count more than the electorate’s voice. In years gone by, giving unaccounted money to elected or appointed government officials was called bribery, but today it’s par for the course.