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Harry Reid: Vote to Amend U.S. Constitution to Limit Political Speech
Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2014 | Ken Klukowski

Posted on 05/18/2014 5:58:47 PM PDT by mandaladon

On May 15, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on June 3 on amending the U.S. Constitution to limit political speech. If ultimately adopted, it would mark the first time in American history that a constitutional amendment rescinded a freedom listed as among the fundamental rights of the American people.

The proposed amendment was introduced by Sen. Tom Udall (D-CO) as S.J.R. 19 and if ratified would become the Twenty-Eighth Amendment. It provides in part that “Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect [to] the Federal elections … [and] State elections.”

The proposed amendment includes a provision that “Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress the power to abridge the freedom of the press.” So Breitbart News, The New York Times, and the mainstream media would be able to say whatever they want, but citizens and citizen groups such as the National Rifle Association could not.

The American people have amended the Constitution 27 times in the nation’s history. Ten of those happened in a single package when the states ratified the Bill of Rights, and another three occurred between 1865 and 1870 following the Civil War, forbidding slavery and racial discrimination.

Reid usually opposes amending the Constitution. In 2011, Reid voted against S.J.R. 10, a proposed constitutional amendment by Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee (R-UT) that would require the federal government to balance the federal budget. In 2004 Reid voted against S.J.R. 40 that would have protected marriage as the union of one man and one woman, which would not include same-sex partners or polygamous marriages of three or more people.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; harryreid; markudall; obama; reid; traitor; udall
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Term limits is what we need to limit the damage these liberal politicians are inflicting.
1 posted on 05/18/2014 5:58:47 PM PDT by mandaladon
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2 posted on 05/18/2014 6:00:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mandaladon

FUHR!! Come and take it!!


3 posted on 05/18/2014 6:01:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: mandaladon

Bump to term limits.

Dingy is wasting the taxpayers’ dollars again.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 6:02:29 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: mandaladon

The poster boy for Alzheimer has spoken yet again.


5 posted on 05/18/2014 6:04:17 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: mandaladon
The ‘Crypt Keeper’ Reid is a lunatic! Free Speech is related to political speech. It is the only speech that needs protection. Who gives a crap what you say to your neighbor, he can't fine, jail or execute you. The most he can do is take offense and try to kill you, but that is a crime. Legal incarceration for political speech is a reality, even in today's America. If you don't believe me ask Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.
6 posted on 05/18/2014 6:04:57 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: mandaladon

Rot in Hell Reid you corrupt communist thug.


7 posted on 05/18/2014 6:04:59 PM PDT by Williams
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To: mandaladon
Well then Harry. Here's some free speech while I still have it.

Go take a flying fu** at a rolling donut.

8 posted on 05/18/2014 6:05:42 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says "shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: mandaladon

Beyond disgusting.


9 posted on 05/18/2014 6:06:21 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: mandaladon

Just keep pushing reid.


10 posted on 05/18/2014 6:07:31 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Jim Robinson

I second that.


11 posted on 05/18/2014 6:07:39 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade
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To: cripplecreek

I think Harry’s beginning to display dementia.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 6:08:58 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: mandaladon

So Harry Reid is basically trying to legalize the actions of the current scandal of suing the IRS to attack political donors.


13 posted on 05/18/2014 6:09:35 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: mandaladon

Good luck with that one, hairy. Even if it passes Congress, which is extremely doubtful, 3/4 of states would have to ratify.

More posturing amounting to nothing.


14 posted on 05/18/2014 6:10:22 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Two parties, one agenda. It's the uniparty.)
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To: 1066AD

Might be distemper.


15 posted on 05/18/2014 6:13:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: All

Stunning. There is no good end to this insanity.


16 posted on 05/18/2014 6:13:31 PM PDT by QuisCustodiet1776 (Live free or die.)
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To: mandaladon
"The proposed amendment was introduced by Sen. Tom Udall (D-CO) as S.J.R. 19"

Tom Udall is the Democrat Senator from New Mexico, not Colorado. Mark Udall is from Colorado(who is probably as much of a fascist as his brother), and is Senator for 7 more months, after which he will be replaced by farmboy Cory Gardner (R-Boondocks).

17 posted on 05/18/2014 6:13:42 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: Jim Robinson
On the one hand, the Left seems in desperation regarding Benghazi, etc., but at the same time HR comes out with this blatant anti-American, anti-Freedom statement.

I'm just stunned at the unalloyed gall of these leftists.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

18 posted on 05/18/2014 6:14:13 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: mandaladon

Surely Soros, Inc. would be exempt...


19 posted on 05/18/2014 6:16:30 PM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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To: mandaladon

Time to put the old horse out to the glue factory. FU Harriet.


20 posted on 05/18/2014 6:18:48 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: mandaladon

Harry You Utter Moron,

this is NOT the time for such shenanigans given that the word is out about your ownership of land adjacent to BUNKERVILLE.....over there in Nevada.....

People MIGHT just see this plan of yours as a PLOY to keep your SKULL DUGGERY out of the politcal LIMELIGHT.....where it BELONGS!!

SINCERELY,

Meshuge Mikey

and SERIOUSLY is harry that driven that he’s missing the finer details of the BACKLASH of this lil fiasco????


21 posted on 05/18/2014 6:19:05 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: mandaladon

Reid is a jackal straight from hell. I wish him all the misery he deserves. He has it coming.


22 posted on 05/18/2014 6:20:32 PM PDT by dforest
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To: mandaladon; TigersEye; laplata; george76
The proposed amendment was introduced by Sen. Tom Udall (D-CO) as S.J.R. 19 and if ratified would become the Twenty-Eighth Amendment. It provides in part that “Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect [to] the Federal elections … [and] State elections.”

The proposed amendment includes a provision that “Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress the power to abridge the freedom of the press.” So Breitbart News, The New York Times, and the mainstream media would be able to say whatever they want, but citizens and citizen groups such as the National Rifle Association could not.

Well that little weasel Udall. Cory Gardner better beat this clown. The Commie clown writes his own epitaph.

23 posted on 05/18/2014 6:21:08 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Williams
Wonder if old Harry's spouse is having second thoughts about Harry's ability to utter the special name to invite the little lady into the celestial afterlife?

No word from old Harry and the spouse is doomed to eternal ... H-E-L-L

24 posted on 05/18/2014 6:24:15 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: mandaladon

They’ll never get 38 States to go along with this - dead issue before it starts ...


25 posted on 05/18/2014 6:25:32 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: mandaladon

The first amendment is tied the most strongly to the second amendment. To change one, is to test the other...


26 posted on 05/18/2014 6:26:00 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: mandaladon

The NRA endorsed and supported Harry Reid for years.

How’s that working out for ya’, guys?


27 posted on 05/18/2014 6:27:33 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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To: mandaladon
Let's put aside for a moment that Reid should already be imprisoned for treason.

Why shouldn't there be "money in politics"?

All politics affects the economy.

This country exists as an economic reaction to an unwise tax policy.

28 posted on 05/18/2014 6:28:05 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: mandaladon

Reid, you just said “fightin’ words”.

You are gettin’ too big for your britches...

You started throwing your weight around in your home state, now you’re fixin’ to change up 200 year old documents that tells the government that the peoples rights come from Almighty God.

And among those God-given rights is the right to free speech.

Free. Speech.

Capisce? (Italian for: Understand?)


29 posted on 05/18/2014 6:28:52 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: mandaladon
The proposed amendment includes a provision that “Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress the power to abridge the freedom of the press.”

The amendment would grant the Congress and the States the power to step on freedom of speech, but precludes only the Congress from doing the same regarding freedom of the press. Why?

30 posted on 05/18/2014 6:30:07 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: mandaladon
Reid would love this if a Conservative president was in power, and attempted to limit Leftist drivel.

I wouldn't like that either, but at least I recognize the problem with it.  This old fossil doesn't have a clue.


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31 posted on 05/18/2014 6:30:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: mandaladon
Term limits is what we need to limit the damage these liberal politicians are inflicting.

That's why we need an Article 5 Convention. The STATES will have to propose term limit amendments for Congress. Congress sure as hell won't.

32 posted on 05/18/2014 6:31:12 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: PistolPaknMama

bump to self


33 posted on 05/18/2014 6:31:47 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
That's why we need an Article 5 Convention.

One of the MANY reasons.

34 posted on 05/18/2014 6:34:22 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: cookcounty
Tom Udall is the Democrat Senator from New Mexico, not Colorado. Mark Udall is from Colorado(who is probably as much of a fascist as his brother), and is Senator for 7 more months, after which he will be replaced by farmboy Cory Gardner (R-Boondocks).

All theses Udalls can get confusing. ;^) Gardner R-boondocks better eat Mark's lunch in November.

35 posted on 05/18/2014 6:35:24 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: mandaladon

You might know a Udall has his finger in this.


36 posted on 05/18/2014 6:35:37 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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“poster boy for Alzheimer”

Hairy’s really foaming this time.
He wants to `end-run’ the SCOTUS in Citizens United with legislation?
The Dims’ usual modus operandi is to overturn laws they don’t like with their partisan judges.
Has he had his shots?


37 posted on 05/18/2014 6:35:52 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: mandaladon

Poor dingy ... dingy it is not going to heal this time.


38 posted on 05/18/2014 6:38:12 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: tumblindice

“Foamy” Reid

Says it all. He is the mad dog of the Senate.


39 posted on 05/18/2014 6:46:30 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: mandaladon

These people are so frantic they aren’t even trying to pretend they care about our rights and the Constitution.


40 posted on 05/18/2014 6:48:22 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: mandaladon

The democrat party actions suggest they’re a lot like the Nazis.


41 posted on 05/18/2014 6:50:36 PM PDT by boycott
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To: mandaladon

What chance that unions would be banned from politics? What chance that “in-kind” contributions include the leftist media?


42 posted on 05/18/2014 7:02:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: mandaladon
Text of the Free Speech Abolition Amendment (S.J.Res. 19):

`Section 1. To advance the fundamental principle of political equality for all, and to protect the integrity of the legislative and electoral processes, Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect to Federal elections, including through setting limits on--

`(1) the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination for election to, or for election to, Federal office; and

`(2) the amount of funds that may be spent by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates.

`Section 2. To advance the fundamental principle of political equality for all, and to protect the integrity of the legislative and electoral processes, each State shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect to State elections, including through setting limits on--

`(1) the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination for election to, or for election to, State office; and

`(2) the amount of funds that may be spent by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates.

`Section 3. Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress the power to abridge the freedom of the press.

`Section 4. Congress and the States shall have power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation.'

43 posted on 05/18/2014 7:10:19 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: mandaladon

That this craziness has been taken seriously enough to be introduced as a bill in the US Senate shows we are rapidly becoming a fascist country.


44 posted on 05/18/2014 7:12:56 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: boycott
The democrat party actions suggest they’re a lot like the Nazis.


45 posted on 05/18/2014 7:18:51 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: The Great RJ
That this craziness has been taken seriously enough to be introduced as a bill in the US Senate shows we are rapidly becoming a fascist country.

Totalitarian megalomaniacs going for broke and should fail.

46 posted on 05/18/2014 7:23:54 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: The Great RJ

Keep in mind that this will get even less traction than the Democrats’ attempts to give their president more than two terms by repealing the 22nd amendment (even a turd blossom like Obama).
Of course they put this on the back burner when a Republican is in office, so maybe they could make both the 22nd and campaign contribution limitations applicable only to Republicans?
It just goes to show how unserious dhimmi critters are about their jobs.


47 posted on 05/18/2014 7:24:55 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Red Steel

Well that little weasel Udall. Cory Gardner better beat this clown. The Commie clown writes his own epitaph.


I don’t think Cory Gardner is going to cut this commie punk any slack. I’ve already sent Gardner some money and will continue to do so.

Gardner has bunches of ammo to use against Udall and he’ll use it.....we must hope.


48 posted on 05/18/2014 7:26:13 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Cheerio

The Nazis burned books and limited speech.

The demos want more control over free speech and even the Internet. Their actions are very much like the Nazis.


49 posted on 05/18/2014 7:26:57 PM PDT by boycott
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To: mandaladon
THIS MAN WAS RE-ELECTED AND IT WASN'T EVEN CLOSE

You thought Sharron Angle was "too radical" Nevada?

Is this really what you people wanted?

The quest for a more "moderate" government is bringing us the hardest left wing government in US history. They're not even hiding what they want to do anymore.
50 posted on 05/18/2014 7:29:47 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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