Skip to comments.Senate Dems vow vote to change Constitution, block campaign funding
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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Well, they steal elections by promising the masses more stuff. Completely corrupt they are.
Democrats sure love to make vows!
Good lord, what’d he say?
I guess the gloves are coming off, they really think
they can get away with this.
I guess he has a plan to stop only campaign funding to non Marxist.
Lift the cap and require full disclosure.
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.
I hope all the people that stayed home on election day are satisfied.
good luck with the whole change the constitution thing :)
They don’t need to. Bammy will just write an Executive Order.
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.
I don’t believe Chuckie even faced a serious challenge in the last election or any other.
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?
My point to...thanks non voters...yes, Romney wasn’t 100% conservative, but he would have been better than this Marxist.
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.
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. :)
Meanwhile the unions can carry on...
Thanks, for a great post.
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.
“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.
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???
Good point. A vote is wasted effort. OTrauma has a phone and a pen.
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.
Hey, Chuckie...I got yer “constitutional amendment” hangin’ right heah, little pal. Heh, heh...heh, heh...
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.
Stick it where the sun don’t shine Chuckie.
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?
Campaign finance reform restrictions are always pitched as Lets prevent corruption, lets 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!
The cap is unconstitutional, and shouldnt 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).
Comrade Schumer has spoken. All hail the marxist asshole!
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..
maybe, but I liked our chances with Romney at the helm and not an American hating communist muslim.
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.
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.
Senate Democrats are cornered and a cornered animal is positively dangerous.
The good news is their effort to protect incumbent politicians will go nowhere.
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.
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.
> 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.
Thank you for voting indirectly for Obama. Yes, I said it...YOU AND OTHERS VOTED INDIRECTLY FOR OBAMA!!!!
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.
Oh, what the 17th Amendment hath wrought!
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.
If it was an EO I’d be worried...
Money does not corrupt government. Government corrupts money.
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.
I didn’t expect you to address the substance of my post. You didn’t disappoint.