Originally Posted by jonny5
Scalia concurring in judgement:
Requiring people to stand up in public for their political acts fosters civic courage, without which democracy is doomed. For my par t , I do not look forward to a society which, thanks to the Supreme Court, campaigns anonymously (McIntyre) and even exercises the direct democracy of initiative and referendum hidden from public scrutiny and protected from the accountability of criticism. This does not resemble the Home of the Brave.
Even Scalia argues that you do not have a right to anonymous political speech. Moreover, allowing such speech is hazardous to our democracy. Since you do not have a right to donate anonymously, and by current statute, donations to organizations allowed to make political speech must disclose their donors, you do not have a right to donate to political campaigns anonymously. Ergo, the public has a right to know who contributes to whom.