Skip to comments.Congressman Calls for Limiting Freedom of Speech
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 governments efforts to achieve a more socially just society.
Im not saying that freedom of speech is a totally bad idea, Johnson said. Individuals shouldnt 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 nations wealth. These corporations, these fat cats have the resources to buy ads on TV that could turn voters against progressive policies. We shouldnt let out-dated attachment to free speech impede the march of history.
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In a couple of years, there is going to be a strong push for this.
Meet reality—— http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/7178
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.
First take away free speech.... Then our guns... Then our freedom.
Most likely we will sit there and let them.
I agree. With ideas like his, I propose the first person to be muzzled is Hank Johnson.
Like those Marines flipping over Guam hassle Hank too.
It’ll be much sooner than that.
I thought it was Guam??
Im 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!
“...shouldnt 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?
And that about sums it up.
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.
Where’s this asshole been for the last 20 years? That ship has sailed; freedom of speech has been curtailed in America for decades.
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?
This idiot should immediately be baniished to Siberia.
Sounds realistic to me