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Posted on 04/19/2012 2:11:32 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment By Terence P. Jeffrey April 19, 2012
(CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals.
The First Amendment says in part: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..."
Television networks, newspapers, publishing houses, movie studios and think tanks, as well as political action committees, are usually organized as, or elements of, corporations.
Pelosi said the Democrats' effort to amend the Constitution is part of a three-pronged strategy that also includes promoting the DISCLOSE Act, which would increase disclosure requirements for organizations running political ads, and reducing the roll of money in campaigns (which some Democrats have said can be done through taxpayer funding of campaigns).
The constitutional amendment the Democrats seek would reverse the Supreme Courts 2009 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In that decision the court said that the First Amendment protects a right of free speech for corporations as well as for individuals, and that corporations (including those that produce newspapers, films and books) have a right to speak about politicians and their records just as individuals do.
We have a clear agenda in this regard: Disclose, reform the system reducing the roll of money in campaigns, and amend the Constitution to rid it of this ability for special interests to use secret, unlimited, huge amounts of money flowing to campaigns, Pelosi said at her Thursday press briefing.
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Peloski is such a crybaby!
Well, they only want to change “free speech” for corporations, so what could go wrong?
Hey..aren’t most unions corporations?
Wait until the press figures out they’re all owned by corporations. Heh.
F*ck you, Nancy! We already saw you at your best with health care! Like f***ing Hell we’re going to let you mess with the First Amendment because anyone with any sense will realize that it’ll just be practice for your attack on the Second.
I hope this never sees the light of day.
Try to change free speech or the first amendment in any way, and I will defend it!
Peloski is such a crybaby!
maybe it just hit her , No more Gavel for you .
Oh that silly U.S. Constitution hmmm Nancy? You and your kind terrify me.
Over night all individuals would by law be considered a corporation.
There are no lengths those bass turds wouldn't go to to get what they want.
Didn't Adolph Hitler do something like that? Figures.
The Democrats are just upset that Republicans have decided to play their money grabbing game. Let’s define ALL special interest groups as ‘corporations’ since our system is totally based on ‘Corporatism’.
Corporatism. The name had nothing to do with the notion of a business corporation except that both words are derived from the Latin word for body, corpus.
The basic idea of corporatism is that the society and economy of a country should be organized into major interest groups (sometimes called corporations) and representatives of those interest groups settle any problems through negotiation and joint agreement. In contrast to a market economy which operates through competition a corporate economic works through collective bargaining.
So the US Government can tax, subsidize, regulate and make and/or destroy corporations, but those same corporations should not be allowed to have a voice in that same government?
Our local “Occupy” group announced they are picketing city hall to get them to create and sign a document stating “Corporations are NOT people”... you should see the little guys & dolls, bless their hearts, they are so proud of themselves.
I didn’t know this was satire at first. I’ve been fooled before in these strange times.
It is satire isn’t it?
Amend the 1st amendment?
In a word
Could it be ANY CLEARER why people should NO LONGER SUPPORT COMMUNIST DEMOCRAPS?
Comrade Polosky would make Stalin Proud
Cuz this cannot be real.