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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
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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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