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Democratic Rep: Amend Constitution To Allow Control Of Speech
CBS Atlanta ^ | 11/30/12

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 they’re privatizing every aspect of our lives as we know it. So, wake up! Wake up! Let’s look at what’s 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 they’re putting into office, are stealing your government,” Johnson was quoted as saying by CNS News. “They’re stealing the government and the U.S. Supreme Court was a big enabler with the Citizens United case.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; democraticextremism; democraticfascism; mediabias
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There's a place where speech is controlled--it's called North Korea Congressman! Drag your sorry carcass there Congressman if that's the kind of place you want to live in. The idiot actually thinks corporations exercise editorial or production control of print and broadcast news media! You idiot! The US news media you claim is controlled by corporations is the soul reason Obama got re-elected! And by the way, corporate ownership of some media outlets comes from lefty outfits like GE and Time Warner.

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.

1 posted on 11/30/2012 4:44:10 PM PST by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

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. ;-)


2 posted on 11/30/2012 4:49:41 PM PST by doc1019 (Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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To: MissesBush

I think someone should tell the kongress critter there is a 2nd Amendment prohibition against what he’s trying to do.


3 posted on 11/30/2012 4:50:11 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: MissesBush
This would be the Congressman that was afraid that Guam would ‘tip over’ if we increased our Military presence there? The caliber of some Congresscritters and the people who vote for them is appalling. Our Education System needs to be completely retooled. I am embarrassed by the sliding intelligence of my countrymen when I read this type of stupidity.
4 posted on 11/30/2012 4:50:30 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: MissesBush

There was no control of his speech when he was concerned about Guam capsizing.


5 posted on 11/30/2012 4:52:33 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: doc1019

Repealing the lst and 2nd Amendments is a Democrat wet dream.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 4:55:28 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Freestate316

Repealing the 22nd is Obama’s wet dream.


7 posted on 11/30/2012 4:57:02 PM PST by doc1019 (Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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To: MissesBush

8 posted on 11/30/2012 4:57:35 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: MissesBush

Drop Dead Hank Johnson...you moron!


9 posted on 11/30/2012 4:57:52 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: MissesBush

Hank sounds like he might be a Nazi.


10 posted on 11/30/2012 4:59:21 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: MissesBush

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.


11 posted on 11/30/2012 5:04:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: MissesBush

The idiot needs to go stand at the heavy end of Guam.


12 posted on 11/30/2012 5:07:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MissesBush
"And these folks … are setting up a scenario where they’re privatizing every aspect of our lives as we know it."

And that's a bad thing? I prefer my life to be as private as possible.

13 posted on 11/30/2012 5:10:29 PM PST by circlecity
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To: circlecity
Have no fear comrade. Dear Leader only hurts you because he loves you.

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Its for the greater good.
14 posted on 11/30/2012 5:15:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MissesBush

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.


15 posted on 11/30/2012 5:16:45 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: doc1019

I wouldn’t mind if they repealed the 19th amendment. (Donning my flamesuit.)


16 posted on 11/30/2012 5:17:05 PM PST by abishai
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To: abishai

It should be.


17 posted on 11/30/2012 5:20:47 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: abishai

LOL! Flame suit will be needed. ;-)


18 posted on 11/30/2012 5:20:55 PM PST by doc1019 (Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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To: MissesBush

The Congressman is talking like a dunce.


19 posted on 11/30/2012 5:25:57 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: MissesBush
In another day and age, that critter's congressional career (and maybe his ability to respirate) would be over.

Now, I'm not so sure.

20 posted on 11/30/2012 5:31:05 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: originalbuckeye

“I am embarrassed by the sliding intelligence of my countrymen when I read this type of stupidity.”

You mean like the following example:

“Everybody in Cleveland, low minorities, got Obama phone. Keep Obama in president, you know. He gave us a phone, he gonna do more. You sign up! If you on food stamps, you on social security, you got low income, you disability…”


21 posted on 11/30/2012 5:31:24 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: abishai
I wouldn’t mind if they repealed the 19th amendment. (Donning my flamesuit.)

Not only would I not mind it, I have been advocating it since the late 1970's.

Do not be afraid, unless you sleep in a place that contains both a woman and a cast-iron frying pan.

22 posted on 11/30/2012 5:34:53 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper
Do not be afraid, unless you sleep in a place that contains both a woman and a cast-iron frying pan.

The way most women vote, it's hard to disagree with you.

23 posted on 11/30/2012 5:36:56 PM PST by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: MissesBush
Is there any doubt that Democrats are basically communists and they will destroy what is left of America.
24 posted on 11/30/2012 5:37:29 PM PST by Logical me
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To: elkfersupper

Hey! Just look at Alcee Hastings (D), impeached for corruption and removed from the federal bench, and who was elected in 1992 and has been reelected every two since then. Unfortunately, it appears that stupidity is related to skin color in both cases.


25 posted on 11/30/2012 5:42:52 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: popdonnelly
"The Congressman is talking like a dunce."
Addition by subtraction.
26 posted on 11/30/2012 5:46:40 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: MissesBush

27 posted on 11/30/2012 5:57:29 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: MissesBush
Hank Johnson???.......LMAO....watch...but its painful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg

28 posted on 11/30/2012 6:02:16 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: MissesBush

Can’t fix stupid.


29 posted on 11/30/2012 6:02:52 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: Logical me
"Is there any doubt that Democrats are basically communists and they will destroy what is left of America."

Totaliarian by any other name is still totalitarian.

30 posted on 11/30/2012 6:07:50 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: doc1019

True. He would love several more terms, in the name of national interest of course.


31 posted on 11/30/2012 6:14:27 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: doc1019

True. He would love several more terms, in the name of national interest of course.


32 posted on 11/30/2012 6:14:30 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: MissesBush

People who are so fence post stupid that they think an island like Guam might tip over should never be allowed to speak and never be quoted if they do. How ‘bout dat?


33 posted on 11/30/2012 6:16:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: doc1019

I could agree to limitations on free speech if it applied to lying politicians, lying media and unions.


34 posted on 11/30/2012 6:16:15 PM PST by falcon99
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To: Logical me

Not one shred of doubt


35 posted on 11/30/2012 6:16:26 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Freestate316

Of course.


36 posted on 11/30/2012 6:16:40 PM PST by doc1019 (Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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To: Repeat Offender

The first pie-hole to be silenced would be his!


37 posted on 11/30/2012 6:18:50 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: popdonnelly

“The Congressman is talking like a dunce.”

If you can bear to listen to him for 30 seconds, you’ll realize he is a dunce.

What mindless masses vote for these low-lifes?


38 posted on 11/30/2012 6:21:17 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: MissesBush
don't sit there and tell us it's corporations that have undo influence over the country. It's the left wing US news

This is not to agree with the Congresscritter, but isn't the left wing media controlled and owned by, D'UH, corporations, and filling their coffers with dollars that come from advertising by other corporations, which apparently is successful selling products to consumers, some of whom even vote?!

39 posted on 11/30/2012 6:23:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: originalbuckeye

“This would be the Congressman that was afraid that Guam would ‘tip over’ if we increased our Military presence there? “

The very same, and notably, he’s also one of Holder’s People. Clearly an Affirmative Action type, so all he needs to do is roll up his sleeve and put his arm next to that of his constituents for comparison and he’s elected (again and again).


40 posted on 11/30/2012 6:26:34 PM PST by vette6387
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To: falcon99

I agree in spirit, however, I believe in free speech for all, regardless. Otherwise someone or some group would have to decide what to accept or reject. As it stands, all Americans are the ones to decide what they accept or reject and I like that just fine. JMHO ;-)


41 posted on 11/30/2012 6:29:08 PM PST by doc1019 (Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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To: MissesBush; All

Just think: If a White GOP Congressman said this, the HeteroPhobes at MSNBC would have their bowels so twisted they would have to eat toilet paper

But, since it is a Black Racist who thinks Guam will tip over...I guess its OK to take away people’s Const. rights


42 posted on 11/30/2012 6:36:59 PM PST by SeminoleCounty
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To: MissesBush

Frank Marshall Davis/Obama Revenge File.


43 posted on 11/30/2012 7:03:23 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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44 posted on 11/30/2012 7:03:51 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: M-cubed

Heard about this comment but the news blurb didn’t mention he struggled to put two words together while preening for the cameras, as an old friend of mine would say, “You cannot be this f***ing stupid!”...


45 posted on 11/30/2012 7:13:52 PM PST by Exeter (A government that doesn't trust its people is a government that shouldn't be trusted.)
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To: MissesBush

Perhaps somebody should provisionally agree to curtail citizen speech in exchange for the removal of Congress’ article 1, section 6 protection and immunity from prosecution for the words spoken by members in debate on the floor.


46 posted on 11/30/2012 8:00:49 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Lancey Howard


47 posted on 11/30/2012 9:46:17 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MissesBush

Nice job of summarizing reality
This imbecile congress creature is too stupid to realize he’s a moron


48 posted on 11/30/2012 9:52:42 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: MissesBush

Nice job of summarizing reality
This imbecile congress creature is too stupid to realize he’s a moron


49 posted on 11/30/2012 10:00:35 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Freestate316
The islamic world is planning on curtailing free speech, eliminating the first amendment and will use fake riots about you tube videos to make their case. Their leftist enablers are picking away at the constitution on word at a time.

Joining the word 'corporations' with the 'stop hate speech' meme is just the start.

The constitution is the only thing keeping us from becoming part of the new world order of the next big caliphate.

50 posted on 12/01/2012 1:02:32 AM PST by x_plus_one
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