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Senate Dems vow vote to change Constitution, block campaign funding
The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | by Stephen Dinan

Posted on 04/30/2014 3:34:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Senate Democrats said Wednesday that the Supreme Court has stretched the First Amendment too far when it comes to campaign finances, and vowed to hold a vote to amend the Constitution and undo a number of landmark decisions.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat and chairman of the Rules Committee, said he will push a constitutional amendment to the full floor later this year that would give Congress the power to impose strict limits on campaign finance.

“It will draw to a fine point where we are at — and that is, the First Amendment is sacred, but that the First Amendment is not absolute, and by making it absolute you actually make it less sacred to most Americans,” Mr. Schumer said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: campaignfinance; chuckschumer; chucktheschmuck; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; howtostealanelection; marxists; newyork; senate; shallmakenolaw; socialists; stephendinan; tyranny; unconstitutional; upchuckschumer; washingtontimes
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The progressive left is unhinged.
1 posted on 04/30/2014 3:34:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, they steal elections by promising the masses more stuff. Completely corrupt they are.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 3:38:25 PM PDT by refermech
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Democrats sure love to make vows!


3 posted on 04/30/2014 3:38:38 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good lord, what’d he say?
I guess the gloves are coming off, they really think
they can get away with this.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 3:39:17 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I guess he has a plan to stop only campaign funding to non Marxist.


5 posted on 04/30/2014 3:40:55 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lift the cap and require full disclosure.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 3:43:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He can forget about it. It’s no easier for him to get an amendment out of Congress and ratified by 38 State Legislatures than it is for a Ted Cruz or Mike Lee to do so.


7 posted on 04/30/2014 3:44:28 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: All

I hope all the people that stayed home on election day are satisfied.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 3:45:44 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

lol

good luck with the whole change the constitution thing :)


9 posted on 04/30/2014 3:45:56 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

They don’t need to. Bammy will just write an Executive Order.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 3:47:15 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: newnhdad
I hope all the people that stayed home on election day are satisfied.

You say that as if it would have made a difference. It might have made a difference in the popular total but electorally it matters not.

11 posted on 04/30/2014 3:49:55 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Gubment Has No Legitimacy. It needs to be Removed!)
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To: newnhdad

I don’t believe Chuckie even faced a serious challenge in the last election or any other.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 3:50:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We knew this was coming. In a communist mind set this was expected— war between the branches of government, lawlessness, brute force, mainly Godlessness. We are being openly PUSHED into insurrection.

How do we get out of this, or, out-of-here?


13 posted on 04/30/2014 3:54:13 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: newnhdad

My point to...thanks non voters...yes, Romney wasn’t 100% conservative, but he would have been better than this Marxist.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 3:54:47 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
LOL! Apparently tese idiots dont realize that you need a lot more than a few stupid Senate Dems to f-up the Constitution.



"Aint happening, Chuckles" - J. Madison
15 posted on 04/30/2014 3:54:57 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat and chairman of the Rules Committee, said he will push a constitutional amendment to the full floor later this year that would give Congress the power to impose strict limits on campaign finance.

FUCS...

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

16 posted on 04/30/2014 3:57:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: newnhdad

I didn’t stay home. I just didn’t vote for Romney.

Americans needed to see what it was going to take to reverse course. Now they know. It sure as hell wasn’t ever gonna be Romney. :)


17 posted on 04/30/2014 3:58:35 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Meanwhile the unions can carry on...


18 posted on 04/30/2014 3:59:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Thanks, for a great post.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 3:59:28 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Senate Democrats said Wednesday that the Supreme Court has stretched the First Amendment too far when it comes to campaign finances, and vowed to hold a vote to amend the Constitution and undo a number of landmark decisions.

I actually expect them (the Senate Democrats) to vote an Amendment to the Constitution.

Then (skipping Congress of course) they will send the 'bill' to Obama to be signed.

He will sign it, and they will start enforcing the new 'law'.

This is how they do things now.

20 posted on 04/30/2014 3:59:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: newnhdad

“I hope all the people that stayed home on election day are satisfied.”

I hope all the idiots that supported Romney
in his endless attacks on CONSERVATIVES,
before he gave up, are happy now that
he made Obama the Tyrant x 2.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 3:59:57 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: cripplecreek

FOREIGNERS were contributing the Obama and Clinton campaigns without criminal prosecution of the campaigns or donors.

What difference do they hope to make by shutting up American donors???


22 posted on 04/30/2014 4:00:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: TurboZamboni
They don’t need to. Bammy will just write an Executive Order.

Good point. A vote is wasted effort. OTrauma has a phone and a pen.

23 posted on 04/30/2014 4:01:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

Patriots need to bear in mind that, regardless of the saber-rattling by Constitution-ignoring federal Democratic & RINO lawmakers, only the states can ratify proposed amendments to the Constitution.


24 posted on 04/30/2014 4:05:34 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey, Chuckie...I got yer “constitutional amendment” hangin’ right heah, little pal. Heh, heh...heh, heh...


25 posted on 04/30/2014 4:09:38 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Dem Party Plan:

1. Do whatever it takes to achieve and retain the Presidency, both Houses of Congress, the Supreme Court and the lower courts.
2. Once this is achieved, The Law won’t apply to those in power.
3. And this will clear the way for the passage of laws that limit any and all political activity by either Dems or Republicans.
4. This allows you to throw Republican supporters who violate the law in jail.
5. But, since you are in power, you can violate the law willingly and openly without any fear of imprisonment.

Unfortunately The Plan is working. Our current Attorney General and Senator Chuckie are simply a little ahead of their time. But not by much.


26 posted on 04/30/2014 4:09:52 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Stick it where the sun don’t shine Chuckie.

WAFM


27 posted on 04/30/2014 4:10:52 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: InterceptPoint
Yeah. Can you imagine John Ashcroft doing something like this?

-PJ

28 posted on 04/30/2014 4:12:30 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Schumer “will push a constitutional amendment to the full floor later this year that would give Congress the power to impose strict limits on campaign finance.”

Well, what could go wrong with this? They’ve done such a bang up job with the economy, health insurance, defense, foreign relations, the environment, property management, etc. Certainly, they can’t foul this up... Can they?

Is a sarc tag really needed?


29 posted on 04/30/2014 4:13:00 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“Campaign finance reform restrictions are always pitched as ‘Let’s prevent corruption, let’s hold politicians accountable,’ and they do exactly the opposite,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican. “Every single restriction this body puts in place is designed to do one thing — protect incumbent politicians.”
Hear, hear!!!
Campaign restrictions arbitrarily promote journalists at the expense of citizens who are not journalists. On what basis should that be done? Is the revenue journalists derive from advertising cleaner than my money, or yours? Are journalists priests of objectivity, whose perspective defines the public interest? No!

30 posted on 04/30/2014 4:22:34 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: cripplecreek
Lift the cap and require full disclosure.
The cap is unconstitutional, and shouldn’t exist at all.

As for full disclosure, if pseudonyms were good enough for the authors of The Federalist, they are OK. Full disclosure opens the way to intimidation, which is what the Mormons were subjected to when they opposed gay “rights" (IIRC).


31 posted on 04/30/2014 4:33:04 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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32 posted on 04/30/2014 4:42:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Comrade Schumer has spoken. All hail the marxist asshole!


33 posted on 04/30/2014 4:52:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Diogenesis

so it’s the fault of the guy that loves the USA, and not the fault of the guy that hates the country.. got it..


34 posted on 04/30/2014 5:03:46 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: RitaOK

maybe, but I liked our chances with Romney at the helm and not an American hating communist muslim.


35 posted on 04/30/2014 5:05:33 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The totalitarian impulse of the Left is now to ban speech it doesn’t like.

Simply because the other side has a lot of money. Someday, it will be our freedom to speak our minds that will be its next target and then it will shut down Free Republic.

The Democrats have just declared open season on our First Amendment.


36 posted on 04/30/2014 5:07:58 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: cripplecreek

he would have been neutered if we had two the executive branch as well as half of the legislative. There would be more of a chance of having democrats in risky positions voting for anything when they know what lies ahead.


37 posted on 04/30/2014 5:08:30 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: newnhdad

Senate Democrats are cornered and a cornered animal is positively dangerous.

The good news is their effort to protect incumbent politicians will go nowhere.


38 posted on 04/30/2014 5:15:17 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Like it or not, Schumer is simply the SMARTEST POLITICIAN in Washington.

At this point, he’s got the House REPUBLICAN leadership essentially BEGGING him to help pass Amnesty, so that this country can have 30 MILLION new Democrat voters.

I’m not quite sure what he’s up to here, but given his success on Amnesty, I suspect he will get WHATEVER HE WANTS from the House.


39 posted on 04/30/2014 5:48:37 PM PDT by BobL
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To: newnhdad

Yes. It is fault of the coward who had no spine
except to attack CONSERVATIVES, and who took
the rest of the time defending Obama.


40 posted on 04/30/2014 5:55:09 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> Schumer, New York Democrat and chairman of the Rules Committee, said he will push a constitutional amendment to the full floor later this year that would give Congress the power to impose strict limits on campaign finance.

He’s talking out of his ass. Anyone who would vote for such a measure in Congress would be (figuratively speaking) signing their own death warrant. They’d be out on their asses through recalls, or through a dump of dossiers compiled on them (because, y’know, all politicians are scumbags). None of the state-level scumbags would ever vote to ratify it.

Remember, this is the same Upchuck who threatened to go after breakfast cereal manufacturers because they charged too much for a box of ready-to-eat cereal — despite the fact that no one has a gun to anyone’s head to buy and eat breakfast cereal. He’s a blowhard and a demagogue.

Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.


41 posted on 04/30/2014 6:48:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: RitaOK

Thank you for voting indirectly for Obama. Yes, I said it...YOU AND OTHERS VOTED INDIRECTLY FOR OBAMA!!!!


42 posted on 04/30/2014 7:37:25 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Get over it, or get serious.

Rebellion is HARD, risky and scary. 2012 was just the beginning. Blame the RNC for putting a ruse up as the nominee.

There is more coming for the RNC. The Tea Party got their attention in ‘12, but they may need to be convinced one more time in ‘16.

Brace yourself.


43 posted on 04/30/2014 7:55:45 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Democrats/demagogues love democracy. To them, is the very purpose of government.

Oh, what the 17th Amendment hath wrought!

44 posted on 05/01/2014 4:10:03 AM PDT by Jacquerie (By their oaths, it is the duty of state legislators to invoke Article V.)
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To: newnhdad; Drill Thrawl; ExCTCitizen; Diogenesis; a fool in paradise; goldstategop; RitaOK

To newnhdad, your posts acknowledge a reality, that our freedoms depend on who ends up in office.

That is what our Framers understood to be tyranny of the majority, tyranny through democracy.

We need to accept the fact that our republic is almost dead, the national government is limited only by its imagination, and our freedoms rest on the whims of the elected and unelected denizens of Washington DC.

Elections have become courtesies. They are scraps off the political table of arbitrary government that comfort us into thinking we are still a free people.


45 posted on 05/01/2014 4:25:23 AM PDT by Jacquerie (By their oaths, it is the duty of state legislators to invoke Article V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If it was an EO I’d be worried...


46 posted on 05/01/2014 4:37:58 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissingerhaha)
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To: Jacquerie

Thx.


47 posted on 05/01/2014 7:05:18 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Money does not corrupt government. Government corrupts money.


48 posted on 05/01/2014 7:14:05 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Jacquerie

okay? The reality is that through our own weaknesses, we have allowed the government to become so big that national elections mean more than they should. But, reality is reality and I like the chances of wresting control back with leadership that leans right than runs left. Ignoring that fact helps nobody, and hurts everyone that believes in the little r republican form of governance.
Sitting on you thumbs, bitching and moaning about haircuts, teeth and “style” and refusing to engage the battle that has been waged against the republic is of no help. We are as free a people as we deserve and sitting home and not voting gives us the leadership we deserve.

In reality, they want it more and guess what, unless we engage, they will get it. Kiss free expression goodbye, kiss self defense goodbye, kiss religion goodbye because they are all sharply in the sights of the powers that we allow to stay through our own inaction.

Join or Die.


49 posted on 05/01/2014 10:22:45 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: newnhdad

I didn’t expect you to address the substance of my post. You didn’t disappoint.


50 posted on 05/01/2014 11:16:05 AM PDT by Jacquerie (By their oaths, it is the duty of state legislators to invoke Article V.)
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