Skip to comments.Democratic Rep: Amend Constitution To Allow Control Of Speech
Posted on 11/30/2012 4:44:04 PM PST by MissesBush
ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) - A Democratic representative is calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow for some legislative restriction of freedom of speech.
We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) was quoted as saying by CNS News.
He reportedly made these comments while speaking at the Annesbrooks HOA candidate Forum held last month.
In a video obtained by the website, Johnson asserts that corporations control patterns of thinking.
They control the media. They control the messages that you get, he added. And these folks are setting up a scenario where theyre privatizing every aspect of our lives as we know it. So, wake up! Wake up! Lets look at whats happening.
Corporations and unions are protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution because of the ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which found that a state law prohibiting corporations from making political campaign contributions using their treasury funds was unconstitutional.
The ruling additionally stated that the spending was a form of political speech that is protected by the First Amendment, according to the official blog of the Supreme Court of the United States.
These corporations, along with the people they support, other millionaires who theyre putting into office, are stealing your government, Johnson was quoted as saying by CNS News. Theyre stealing the government and the U.S. Supreme Court was a big enabler with the Citizens United case.
2012 was the single worst year of a horrible Obama presidency. The ONLY reason Obama survived to be re-elected is because the media got him there. The media covered up disasters and scandals from national security leaks in the spring to make Obama look good for his campaign (impeachable), to Fast & Furious and the absurd exec. privilege claim, to the lies and cover up of Benghazi, to the cover up of the botched federal response to Sandy and the true depths of the economic mess we're in, inc. falsifying job and employment numbers. Any one of these things would have been used to sink a Republican incumbent by the US news media. For Obama, they covered it all up.
So please don't sit there and tell us it's corporations that have undo influence over the country. It's the left wing US news media that is subverting democracy, working their hearts out to get Democrats elected or to keep them in office by ensuring voters cast their votes in near total ignorance to the facts and the truth about Democratic candidates from Obama on down. Those parent companies of media outlets that aren't left wing oriented are nonetheless allowing that kind of left wing subversion of our republic contrary to their interests, not in furtherance of them. It's amazing a stooge like this can get elected---and his fascist comments likely being ignored by the news media other than this local Atlanta affiliate will only prove the truth of what I'm saying.
The Dems want to get rid of the 1st and 2nd Amendment ... before the next election I predict the 22nd Amendment will be under attack. ;-)
I think someone should tell the kongress critter there is a 2nd Amendment prohibition against what he’s trying to do.
There was no control of his speech when he was concerned about Guam capsizing.
Repealing the lst and 2nd Amendments is a Democrat wet dream.
Repealing the 22nd is Obama’s wet dream.
Drop Dead Hank Johnson...you moron!
Hank sounds like he might be a Nazi.
I saw this racist bigot on FOX today. I think it was Darrell Issa who called him out and put him in his place. One thing was obvious to me, if it wasn’t for his skin color, this moron probably wouldn’t have a job.
The idiot needs to go stand at the heavy end of Guam.
And that's a bad thing? I prefer my life to be as private as possible.
Hey, Hank, here’s some advice for you: get off the funny mushrooms before you proceed to bath salts and end up just another zombie/cannibal.
I wouldn’t mind if they repealed the 19th amendment. (Donning my flamesuit.)
It should be.
LOL! Flame suit will be needed. ;-)
The Congressman is talking like a dunce.
Now, I'm not so sure.