Thursday, May 1, 2014

Senate Dems want to 'amend' the First Amendment to curtail criticism

How democratically authoritarian in their oppressive Marxist approach...but at least they're finally being honest about how much they despise the Constitution. They just don't get the fact that the Bill of Rights was created to curtail their governmental overreach!
HotAir: Think of the big issues facing the American public. We now routinely borrow about 40 cents on the dollar for our federal budget, our entitlement programs are heading for a fiscal collapse in the hundreds of trillions of dollars, and our economy has stagnated through nearly five years of Democratic-run economic policy in the “recovery.” What do Senate Democrats plan to do about this? Make it harder for us to complain about it...
TheHill: Senate Democrats will schedule a vote this year on a constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance as they face tens of millions of dollars worth of attack ads from conservative groups.

The Senate will vote on an amendment sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) that would overturn two recent court cases that have given corporations, labor unions and wealthy individuals free rein to spend freely on federal races.

“The Supreme Court is trying to take this country back to the days of the robber barons, allowing dark money to flood our elections. That needs to stop, and it needs to stop now,” said Senate Rules Committee Chairman Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who announced the plan.

“The only way to undo the damage the court has done is to pass Senator Udall’s amendment to the Constitution, and Senate Democrats are going to try to do that,” he said.

Schumer said the vote would take place by year’s end and called on Republican colleagues to join Democrats to ensure “the wealthy can’t drown out middle-class voices in our Democracy.”

The amendment has little chance of becoming a part of the Constitution anytime soon because Republicans generally support the high court’s decisions in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. FEC.
Yep, you almost wouldn't know (if we didn't know them so well) that these are the same Democrats that run to the Court whenever they don't get their way by the electorate and hold judicial activism sacred over constitutionality.

I'd like to say this has a snowball's chance, but then you never know what could happen with feckless opposition up against these Regressives. If only Republicans were so adamant in the pursuit of Principle.

Related link: White House Pays Staffer To Forward Media’s Critical Tweets To Senior Officials So They Can Yell At The Reporters

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