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Congressman Calls for Limiting Freedom of Speech
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Dec 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 12/02/2012 11:58:50 AM PST by John Semmens

Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga) demanded that the US Constitution be amended to strip businesses of their right to oppose government actions they deem detrimental to their interests. Johnson says that under his proposed amendment “the government would be authorized to block the airing of opinions that would tend to undermine the government’s efforts to achieve a more socially just society.”

“I’m not saying that freedom of speech is a totally bad idea,” Johnson said. “Individuals shouldn’t be prohibited from expressing their preference for, say, chocolate over vanilla or football over baseball. However, when it comes to issues that affect how this country is governed the airing of uncooperative views can throw a monkey wrench into our policy making decision apparatus.”

Johnson was particularly incensed by “businesses trying to persuade voters against the enactment of regulations for public benefit and rich people trying to prevent us from accomplishing a fairer distribution of the nation’s wealth. These corporations, these fat cats have the resources to buy ads on TV that could turn voters against progressive policies. We shouldn’t let out-dated attachment to free speech impede the march of history.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/12/02/presidents-laughable-fiscal-plan-called-will-of-the-people/


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: democrats; freespeech; satire; tyranny

1 posted on 12/02/2012 11:59:00 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

In a couple of years, there is going to be a strong push for this.


2 posted on 12/02/2012 12:01:05 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: John Semmens

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2964563/posts


3 posted on 12/02/2012 12:02:08 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: John Semmens

Meet reality—— http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/7178


4 posted on 12/02/2012 12:06:23 PM PST by yadent
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To: Tzimisce
I've got $5 on mid next February in the pool.

/johnny

5 posted on 12/02/2012 12:07:09 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: John Semmens

It’s hard to satirize this guy. He’s the same genius who asked a general if Okinawa would tip over if we put too much equipment there.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 12:10:15 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: John Semmens

First take away free speech.... Then our guns... Then our freedom.
Most likely we will sit there and let them.


7 posted on 12/02/2012 12:10:51 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: John Semmens

I agree. With ideas like his, I propose the first person to be muzzled is Hank Johnson.


8 posted on 12/02/2012 12:10:59 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Like those Marines flipping over Guam hassle Hank too.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 12:11:22 PM PST by Broker ( sojourner)
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To: Tzimisce

It’ll be much sooner than that.


10 posted on 12/02/2012 12:12:23 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: mkmensinger

I thought it was Guam??


11 posted on 12/02/2012 12:12:29 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: John Semmens

“I’m not saying that freedom of speech is a totally bad idea,” Johnson said...................

???????? What planet does this guy live on any way? Is he a true American, born and raised here? Does he not understand the how and the why of the American Rebolution? Apparently not!


12 posted on 12/02/2012 12:19:20 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: John Semmens
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13 posted on 12/02/2012 12:20:28 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: John Semmens

“...shouldn’t be prohibited from expressing their preference for, say, chocolate over vanilla or football over baseball. However, when it comes to issues...”

that have impact on people’s lives....

Was old George Orwell wrong about anything besides the date?


14 posted on 12/02/2012 12:25:26 PM PST by logic101.net (Support OUR troops, NOT their's!)
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To: baddog 219

And that about sums it up.


15 posted on 12/02/2012 12:26:28 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: John Semmens
"“I’m not saying that freedom of speech is a totally bad idea,” Johnson said"

Well, no sh!t Sherlock! Yet another 'Democrat' proving yet again that the rats are totalitarian in their outlook on life. Pray for America- this detritus has America by the b*!!s for the next two years and we have boner to defend us.

16 posted on 12/02/2012 12:27:30 PM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: John Semmens

Where’s this asshole been for the last 20 years? That ship has sailed; freedom of speech has been curtailed in America for decades.


17 posted on 12/02/2012 12:27:30 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: John Semmens

I wonder if this air head thought the people that gave us freedom of speech cared much about chocolate vs. vanilla...or was it political speech they wanted to be free?


18 posted on 12/02/2012 12:35:28 PM PST by stevem
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To: John Semmens

This idiot should immediately be baniished to Siberia.


19 posted on 12/02/2012 12:40:05 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: John Semmens

Sounds realistic to me

:)


20 posted on 12/02/2012 12:40:20 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: John Semmens
Every so often, the political left drops the mask and shows it's true face and real agenda. This is one of those times. Unfortunately, few seem to notice.

The media will rush to bury this bit of honesty from the befuddled congressional Democrat, Hank Johnson, and I give it 24 hours before he issues a 'clarification' of his anti-constitutional proposal. I expect he'll be walking it back at top speed any minute now as the media tells us to ignore it.

21 posted on 12/02/2012 12:40:54 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Lx

You are correct. My bad.


22 posted on 12/02/2012 12:57:39 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: John Semmens

Its kinda sad the the citizens are such a burden to the Government. But for then pesky nuisance of liberty life would be so much better for them.


23 posted on 12/02/2012 12:58:32 PM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: John Semmens

Their bad ideas need all the oppositions that can be mustered on them ! Getting to the point where the only free speech that will be allowed is speech that agrees with the party line.


24 posted on 12/02/2012 1:03:42 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: MayflowerMadam
That ship has sailed

The Mayflower?

25 posted on 12/02/2012 1:04:59 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: I am Richard Brandon

Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^


26 posted on 12/02/2012 1:06:56 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Tzimisce

He was sworn in to uphold the constitution of the U.S.. Congress should impeach him for breaking his oath or stating that he wants to. Congress need to stop pussy footing around and start getting tough.


27 posted on 12/02/2012 1:18:04 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: John Semmens

John, ya almost got me!


28 posted on 12/02/2012 1:30:51 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: logic101.net

It looks to me like Orwell was 40years early.


29 posted on 12/02/2012 1:43:17 PM PST by oldtimer
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To: mkmensinger
Sure would like to get that clip of the idiot asking the Admiral about (Guam) I think.

I had it and lost it.

30 posted on 12/02/2012 1:46:48 PM PST by oldtimer
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To: John Semmens
How I Absorbed Three Punches and Stood Up Anyway
31 posted on 12/02/2012 2:04:47 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: YukonGreen

He’s actually pushing to amend the Constitution.

What pisses me off is that people like this might get their wish.

A few years ago I would never have believed I’d be looking at most of what is going on right now.

It is Obamaland. :(


32 posted on 12/02/2012 2:10:17 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Tzimisce

They aren’t going to amend the Constitution, how many states would pass this thing?


33 posted on 12/02/2012 2:12:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: John Semmens

Well, that’s not sufficiently improbable to be satire, John...

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuET0kpHoyM<

NSA Whistleblower: Everyone in US under virtual surveillance, all ...

You see, once you upset them, they simply “investigate” you, until they find something to blow out of proportion.

This 12 minute interview is worth watching to the end.


34 posted on 12/02/2012 2:14:54 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: John Semmens

Obviously this a**clown has never read the Constitution he swore under oath to uphold and defend as a member of Congress. The US is rapidly turning into a clone of the former communist East Germany.


35 posted on 12/02/2012 2:44:00 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: John Semmens

Another brain dead congress critter, elected by a flat lined constituency; both of whom have never read the Constitution and if any of them have, they were incapable of understanding anything beyond single syllable words.


36 posted on 12/02/2012 2:55:35 PM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: John Semmens

Another good one John.


37 posted on 12/02/2012 3:17:05 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: presently no screen name

sarcastic reply !


38 posted on 12/02/2012 3:23:15 PM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Gumdrop

he is being perfectly rational based on his marxist world view. It appears quite brazen but now that they see that socialism itself was not rejected in the last election they are empowered to go to the next level. all we have between them and us are RINOs and a few ineffective conservatives


39 posted on 12/02/2012 4:39:40 PM PST by plain talk
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To: From The Deer Stand
This idiot should immediately be banished to Siberia.<<<

Nope....just to the “heavy end” of Guam....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs23CjIWMgA

I shudder to think how anyone could vote for this confirmed idiot!

40 posted on 12/02/2012 4:43:02 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: John Semmens

Dissent is patriotic.


41 posted on 12/02/2012 4:44:55 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: John Semmens

While I know this is satire, this Congressman would be the first to do as this article says. And I don’t have to guess what party or what race we’re talking about. I sad that today when you hear of some clown calling for the most rabid of Communist measures, that person is more than likely black. How did we get here? The descendants of slaves want to enslave the entire American continent.


42 posted on 12/02/2012 5:06:18 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: I am Richard Brandon

?? It’s in the header of article, the type of thread!! Simmer down!


43 posted on 12/02/2012 5:47:28 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Damn! Infighting!


44 posted on 12/02/2012 8:57:03 PM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: GeronL

Two years ago, I was listening to the same arguments about Healthcare.


45 posted on 12/03/2012 12:51:05 AM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: John Semmens
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You mean we have freedom of speech now?

46 posted on 12/03/2012 4:58:06 AM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: baddog 219

Right on! The “They can’t do that” crowd will sit on their collective butts doing nothing but repeating their motto of they can’t do that over and over just as they did when Zippie confiscated GM bonds for the UAW, gave control of Chrysler to Fiat and closed GM dealers—principally those owned by Republican donors! The 47% are in control of the government and are not likely to give it up even when we become Greece.


47 posted on 12/03/2012 5:18:53 AM PST by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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