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Title: Adam Schiff renews the Democratic war against the First Amendment
Post by: rangerrebew on May 13, 2019, 07:44:01 AM
Adam Schiff renews the Democratic war against the First Amendment
by Washington Examiner
 | May 10, 2019 12:05 AM

2014, 54 Democratic senators voted to repeal the First Amendment of the Constitution.

They were supporting a proposed constitutional amendment by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., whose stated goal was to overturn the Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United decision, which struck down a host of dubious campaign finance rules.

It is probably not a coincidence that their party lost nine Senate seats later that year, or that 18 of the Democrats who voted for it are no longer senators.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/adam-schiff-renews-the-democratic-war-against-the-first-amendment (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/adam-schiff-renews-the-democratic-war-against-the-first-amendment)
Title: Re: Adam Schiff renews the Democratic war against the First Amendment
Post by: rangerrebew on May 13, 2019, 07:46:09 AM
 Sep 11, 2014, 09:26am
Terrifying Senate Democrats Vote To Give Political Speech Less Protection Than Pornography
Trevor Burrus
 

This week, the Senate voted on and debated a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states nearly unlimited power to regulate election spending. The 79-18 vote was only a cloture vote to advance the resolution to the floor, and the proposed amendment stands almost no chance of passing the high hurdle needed to become part of our Constitution--that is, a two-thirds vote from both houses of Congress and ratification by three-fourths (38) of the state legislatures.

Yet, even despite the resolution’s poor political prospects, there is one word to best describe it: Terrifying. Even though this resolution can be properly classified as a political stunt, and even though some Senators (including some Republicans) only voted for it just to score political points, it is terrifying that this proposed amendment can even score political points.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevorburrus/2014/09/11/terrifying-senate-democrats-vote-to-give-political-speech-less-protection-than-pornography/#6892663b3f58 (https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevorburrus/2014/09/11/terrifying-senate-democrats-vote-to-give-political-speech-less-protection-than-pornography/#6892663b3f58)