Skip to comments.Rewriting the First Amendment
Posted on 05/07/2014 6:36:36 AM PDT by reaganaut1
A standard liberal talking point about the Tea Party is that its constitutional designs are "extremist." But you will search in vain for any Tea Party proposal that is anywhere close to as radical as the current drive by mainstream Democrats to rewrite the Bill of Rights.
The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision allowing unions and corporations to donate to independent political groups has driven liberals to such fits that they now want to amend the First Amendment. At a Senate Rules Committee meeting last week, New York Democrat Chuck Schumer announced a proposal to amend the Constitution to empower government to regulate political speech.
"The Supreme Court is trying to take this country back to the days of the robber barons, allowing dark money to flood our elections," Mr. Schumer said. The Senate will vote this year on the amendment to "once and for all allow Congress to make laws to regulate our system, without the risk of them being eviscerated by a conservative Supreme Court." He even rolled out retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to pronounce his unhappiness with freedom's bedrock document.
According to the text of the proposed revision to James Madison's 1791 handiwork, sponsored by New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, the states and federal government would have the power to regulate the "raising and spending of money" through a wide range of means "to advance the fundamental principle of political equality for all."
The real guarantee would be political advantage for all incumbents, since it's the sitting lawmakers who really benefit from any law limiting contributions to candidates or on their behalf. While Beltway boys like Messrs. Schumer and Udall have the name recognition to raise money in small increments, challengers often need the financial boost from a few individuals
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the government are today’s robber baron
“...anywhere close to as radical as the current drive by mainstream Democrats to rewrite the Bill of Rights.”
The Democrats don’t want to rewrite the Bill of Rights, they want to eliminate it.
and the corrupt Unions. Talk about “dark money”.
Common sense calls for repeal of Second Amendment
If this jackwagon at the Seattle Slimes wants to do such common sense calls for the repeal of his First Amendment rights for him specifically and all others who want to get rid of the 2nd!
Duplicity abounds. On the one hand, liberals vehemently decry the notion that a company or corporation has 1st Amendment rights with respect to campaign contributions while on the other filthy hand they try to exact protected extraconstitutional rights for Unions. They further assert that the Federal Government should “blah, blah, blah”. [What their arguments mean in terms of reality and justification under the Constitution].
The truth is that the Federal Government cannot find their ass with both hands and a flashlight, let alone manage or control anything with respect to Constitutional freedom.
Soros would be the textbook definition of "dark money"!
Today’s ‘robber barons’ are registered Democrats—especially the politicians in office.
As far as it takes.
Take a stroll through the Bill of Rights, and thanks to the Left, one will find very few clauses remain in force.
Just keep voting.