JeffJ, what is the definition of speech?
speech noun ˈspēch
: a spoken expression of ideas, opinions, etc., that is made by someone who is speaking in front of a group of people
: the ability to speak
: spoken language
Where in this definition does unfettered allocation of money come into play? Free speech is just that, the ability for one to voice their opinions.
Have you read the First Amendment?
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
In Scalia's concurrence of Citizen's United he states that the Framer's stated that speech was for individuals but he implies that this mean's a speaker's speech and that the speaker can be a group and not necessarily an individual. www.supremecourt.gov
So if Scalia is the "strict" Constitutionalist that he proclaims, he's just making up crap here and is taking inference to what he believes and not what the actual amendment is saying. The First Amendment is all about individual rights and the only conclusion that could be made is that the majority opinion of the SC is stating that a corporation is an individual.