Just in time for today’s discussion on the FEC, free speech, and political campaigns, Bert Gall of the Institute for Justice says that when it comes to campaign finance “reforms,” the slippery slope is a real danger.

Gall illustrates the point with a tale of woe from Florida. He concludes,

“The next time you hear a ‘reformer’ decry slippery-slope arguments about the growing encroachment of campaign finance laws on free speech, ask her to swear an oath that she’ll never argue that your Facebook page, tweets, blog or text messages should be regulated under those laws. The hemming and hawing you hear will offer all the confirmation you’ll ever need that reformers don’t just know that a slippery slope toward the regulation of virtually all political speech exists—they’re counting on it.”