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BOMBSHELL! SENATOR TED CRUZ SAYS THAT US SENATE VOTE WILL NEUTRALIZE FIRST AMENDMENT (VIDEO)
Now The End Begins ^ | May 31, 2014 | 1 Comments | NTEB NewsDesk

Posted on 05/31/2014 8:20:03 PM PDT by lbryce

OBAMA’S REICHSTAG FIRE MOMENT TAKES THE STAGE

Sen. Ted Cruz dropped a bombshell, as you will see in this video, where he emphatically states that the United States Senate this year will vote on a Constitutional amendment to effectively repeal the First Amendment. This is Senate Joint Resolution 19 that Se. Cruz is referring to. It proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

Cruz: Obama To Repeal The First Amendment from Now The End Begins on Vimeo.

This vote will give the Congress the plenary power and unlimited authority to regulate political speech. The door that they plan on using revolves around campaign finance reform, but will extend to all areas of political speech across the board.

“When you think it can’t get any worse, it does,” Cruz said. “This year, I’m sorry to tell you, the United States Senate is going to be voting on a constitutional amendment to repeal the First Amendment.”

“I am telling you — I am not making this up. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has announced the Senate Democrats are scheduling a vote on a constitutional amendment to give Congress the authority to regulate political speech because elected officials have decided they don’t like it when the citizenry has the temerity to criticize what they’ve done,” he added.

(Excerpt) Read more at nowtheendbegins.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: begincw2; chuckschumer; newyork; satanslapdog; tedcruz; texas
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I do not believe Obama is going to go quietly in the night. He just couldn't, wouldn't pass up such an opportunity to do something as devastatingly fundamental in the dismantling of our beloved Republic's most cherished, sacred principles. I believe he will go even beyond that. He just won't go without having fundamentally done something to change, weaken the United States of America in some catastrophic way.
1 posted on 05/31/2014 8:20:03 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce
I know this is a stupid question, but don't Constitutional Amendments have to be ratified by two-thirds majority of the states?

Or has Ubama removed that requirement?

2 posted on 05/31/2014 8:23:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: lbryce

Tar and Feather. It is time.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 8:25:44 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

pretty sure.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 8:25:52 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Obama isn’t supposed to legislate from the Oval Office, but he does.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 8:26:04 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: lbryce

Within the law.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 8:27:20 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That is an excellent question for which Senator Cruz has a lot of splaynin to do.The article mentions The Reichstag Fire.It is conceivable that the First Amendment rights will be curbed in ways that are not legal or Constitutional.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 8:27:39 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: lbryce

The Dems in the Senate can vote all they want, it don’t get passed in the House, and saure won’t pass the states. Obozo has no say in the matter.............................


8 posted on 05/31/2014 8:27:47 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: lbryce

its about time to saddle up and ride to the sound of the guns


9 posted on 05/31/2014 8:28:15 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Two Thirds of each house of the Congress. Three Fifths of the states.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 8:28:28 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Ask about franchise opportunities in your area.)
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To: skeeter

and he’s planning on staying in the Oval Office for many more years, this is the first step


11 posted on 05/31/2014 8:28:31 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: lbryce

Obama has two more years to destroy this country fully, he won’t leave til he knows NO Republican President can ever fix what he has done


12 posted on 05/31/2014 8:30:31 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Doesn’t it have to go through the Supreme Court.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 8:31:07 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: lbryce

14 posted on 05/31/2014 8:31:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This is the Democrats playing trickery.

They did it with Sen. McCain - making him a ‘natural born citizen’ though he wasn’t born in the USA. The method used was in violation of the U.S.Constitution’s stated requirement on altering the document.

I predict there will be NO ratification by two-thirds majority of the States; they will ram it down everyone’e throats, in a clear call to civil disobedience.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 8:31:36 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: molson209

Good news is we all have guns and no idea what to do with them.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 8:31:42 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: SatinDoll

Ratification requires three-fourths, not two-thirds.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 8:32:32 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: SkyPilot

Torches and pitchforks- it’s WAY past time.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 8:33:25 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Firing Shinseki won't help- it's time to outlaw government unions AGAIN.)
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To: lbryce

The Right to Free Speech is a Natural Right.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 8:33:59 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: lbryce

Yeah lets all be scared of proposed constitutional amendments! /sarc

There is nothing here.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 8:34:09 PM PDT by RBStealth (--raised by wolves, disciplined and educated by nuns.)
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To: Publius

You are correct and I am wrong. Thank you for the correction.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 8:34:37 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: lbryce

Interesting. Thanks for posting.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 8:35:02 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: lbryce

Load and lock.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 8:35:21 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: kingattax

2A


24 posted on 05/31/2014 8:35:28 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: fatima
No. The Supreme Court is not involved in the amendment process.

The amendment process is clearly written in the Constitution. Every conservative should know the Constitution. It's not a difficult document, unless you let a lawyer read it.

/johnny

25 posted on 05/31/2014 8:35:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: lbryce
“I am telling you — I am not making this up. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has announced the Senate Democrats are scheduling a vote on a constitutional amendment to give Congress the authority to regulate political speech because elected officials have decided they don’t like it when the citizenry has the temerity to criticize what they’ve done,” he added.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Does ANYONE here have any doubts NOW that we are suffering from a fascist movement, that America elected....twice??

Jonah Goldberg is RIGHT!

 photo Liberal_Fascism_28cover29_zpsde84d15c.jpg

Now how do we rid ourselves of them , now that America knows who and what they are?

Does Cruz advize impeachment of Holder, Obama and others?

26 posted on 05/31/2014 8:35:55 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: lbryce

“Natural rights are those not contingent upon the laws, customs, or beliefs of any particular culture or government, and therefore universal and inalienable (i.e., cannot be sold, transferred, or removed).”


27 posted on 05/31/2014 8:36:14 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil
Correct. The Constitution just enumerates that right. The same with the bearing arms.

/johnny

28 posted on 05/31/2014 8:37:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; All
"... I know this is a stupid question, but don't Constitutional Amendments have to be ratified by two-thirds majority of the states?"

The Constitution's Article V indicates that amendments to the Constitution actually have to be ratified by 3/4 of the states.

After watching the video, Harvard Law School-indocrinated Cruz was reasonably giving the wrong impression that the Senate can amend the Constitution. So I'm more dissapointed with Cruz then I already was. And of course the constitutionally ignorant "conservative" crowd that he seemed to be addressing was seemingly swallowing every word that he said.

29 posted on 05/31/2014 8:38:11 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, McLame will love it. It’s bigger and better than McCain/Feingold and SCOTUS won’t mess with it because our first black president will have signed it.


30 posted on 05/31/2014 8:38:13 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Eddie01

31 posted on 05/31/2014 8:38:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: lbryce

Bombshell? Prolly not. IMHO, NTEB is pimping for hits with am outrageous headline.

Their claim is true. And has been news for some time.


32 posted on 05/31/2014 8:40:44 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Amendment10

The Constitution’s Article V indicates that amendments to the Constitution actually have to be ratified by 3/4 of the states.

and Obama”s Migrant Voter Program(move Dems from Blue states to Reds states and vote in both) will fix that


33 posted on 05/31/2014 8:41:24 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: lbryce; LucyT; hoosiermama; maggief; null and void

Link to breitbart story on this:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/05/23/Cruz-Dem-Trying-To-Repeal-the-First-Amendment-For-Individuals

I googled Mr. Cruz’ phrase :

” I am telling you —I am not making this up. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has announced the Senate Democrats are scheduling a vote a constitutional amendment to give Congress the authority to regulate political speech because elected officials have decided they don’t like it when the citizenry has the temerity to criticize what they’ve done, “

Ping to posts about how a constitutional amendment gets passed:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3162286/posts?page=2#2

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3162286/posts?page=10#10

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3162286/posts?page=15#15

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3162286/posts?page=17#17


34 posted on 05/31/2014 8:42:18 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

3/4 of states required to ratify/

2/3s of Senate required to propose.

It’s a long shot but it is dangerous because it seems to focus on campaign funds. But where is free speech more important than in the political arena? So Ted Cruz is spot on as usual to call it what it is, a repeal or neutering of the First Amendment.


35 posted on 05/31/2014 8:42:59 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: lbryce

It’s a disgrace the way the scum now infesting our country will trade our freedom for freebies and handouts. A lot of good people died for us to have that freedom. It didn’t belong to the freeloading bottom feeders to give it away.


36 posted on 05/31/2014 8:43:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: lbryce
They've already effectively taken our speech.

NO ONE HAS YET BEEN PUNISHED FOR THE IRS SCANDAL

That said, I'm sure most of the Senators voting for this will be re-elected. And look for the assmunches Stewart and Colbert sing the praises of this to their unthinking audiences...
37 posted on 05/31/2014 8:44:05 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: lbryce

The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures. None of the 27 amendments to the Constitution have been proposed by constitutional convention. The Congress proposes an amendment in the form of a joint resolution. Since the President does not have a constitutional role in the amendment process, the joint resolution does not go to the White House for signature or approval. The original document is forwarded directly to NARA’s Office of the Federal Register (OFR) for processing and publication. The OFR adds legislative history notes to the joint resolution and publishes it in slip law format. The OFR also assembles an information package for the States which includes formal “red-line” copies of the joint resolution, copies of the joint resolution in slip law format, and the statutory procedure for ratification under 1 U.S.C. 106b.


38 posted on 05/31/2014 8:44:17 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Hostage

2/3s of Senate required to propose.

Harry already changed this


39 posted on 05/31/2014 8:44:29 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: lbryce
BOMBSHELL!

I see the author is a graduate of the Matt Drudge School of Hyperbollic Journalism.

40 posted on 05/31/2014 8:44:39 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Amendment10
Constitutionally-ignorant conservative crowd? That sure hasn't been my experience. Not to say there aren't conservatives who are illiterate on the Constitution, but Leftists are far worse. I certainly wouldn't characterize those conservatives as a "crowd", but the Constitution-phobic Leftists are legion in number.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

41 posted on 05/31/2014 8:45:08 PM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: lbryce
There are 27 amendments to the Constitution. Approximately 11,539 measures have been proposed to amend the Constitution from 1789 through January 2, 2013.

  --U.S. Senate, Statistics & Lists

And ten of those were passed immediately after the Constitution was ratified. Not much worry of this passing. The mere proposal of such an amendment could do grave harm to the Democrats (at least I can hope, can't I?).

42 posted on 05/31/2014 8:45:24 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: WildHighlander57
Here's my usual boilerplate to explain how Article V works.

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The amendatory process under Article V consists of three steps: Proposal, Disposal, and Ratification.

Proposal:

There are two ways to propose an amendment to the Constitution.

Article V gives Congress and an Amendments Convention exactly the same power to propose amendments, no more and no less.

Disposal:

Once Congress, or an Amendments Convention, proposes amendments, Congress must decide whether the states will ratify by the:

The State Ratifying Convention Method has only been used twice: once to ratify the Constitution, and once to ratify the 21st Amendment repealing Prohibition.

Ratification:

Depending upon which ratification method is chosen by Congress, either the state legislatures vote up-or-down on the proposed amendment, or the voters elect a state ratifying convention to vote up-or-down. If three-quarters of the states vote to ratify, the amendment becomes part of the Constitution.

43 posted on 05/31/2014 8:45:42 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: molson209

Harry Reid can’t change it. It’s hard-coded in the Constitution itself.


44 posted on 05/31/2014 8:46:52 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Publius
My fear is that the Dems will take a quick vote and then "deem" that it has been ratified.

I'm sure the media would jump up and say, "Well, there it is! It's done! You can't undo it now!!"

45 posted on 05/31/2014 8:47:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Amendment10

The Senate can propose amendments to the Constitution and that is what they are planning to do.

Ted Cruz is spot on in calling this out because the democrats and their republican establishment surrogates will make this amendment look like it’s focused only on campaign financing. Senator Cruz is educating people that it goes far beyond campaign financing to the suppression of free speech in effect neutering the First Amendment.

Ted Cruz is fine.


46 posted on 05/31/2014 8:47:33 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: JPG
It would need 67 senate votes and 290 house votes.

Not gonna happen.

47 posted on 05/31/2014 8:47:59 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It can’t be done that way. And besides, the House must also pass it by a two-thirds margin before it can go out to the states for ratification.


48 posted on 05/31/2014 8:48:27 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Publius

But it can be done that way ... in a dictatorship.


49 posted on 05/31/2014 8:49:07 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

We aren’t in a dictatorship yet. Cool your jets, please.


50 posted on 05/31/2014 8:49:39 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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