The Founding Father valued freedom of speech so highly that they placed it even before the right to bear arms in the Bill of Rights. Obviously their main concern was not the right to distribute pornography or to shout obscenities on street corners, but political speech — which is precisely what Democrats want to amend the Constitution to suppress:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals.
The First Amendment says in part: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”
Television and radio networks, newspapers, publishing houses, movie studios and think tanks, as well as political action committees, are usually organized as, or elements of, corporations.
The idea is to overrule the Supreme Court’s no-brainer 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, in which it was affirmed that corporations have a right to produce material that expresses political views. That Democrats oppose this ruling lays to rest any doubt that they are totalitarians hostile to the most fundamental principles of liberty, and have as their objective the suppression of all speech that does not advance their corrosive agenda.
The Great One weighs in on Demorrhoids’ tyrannical hypocrisy:
On tips from Shawn, Wiggins, and SR. Hat tip: The Right Scoop.