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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nancy Pelosi Wants to Change First Amendment

This is from an article posted from the Blaze, titled: Nancy Pelosi Wants to Change First Amendment to Allow Regulation of Corporate Speech Basically, the Democrats are puting forth the notion that the First Amendment is an indiviudual right and not a corporate or organizational right. Corporations, businesses, organizations, etc. are all people. With the Democrats proposal, we would see a tool that they could use against individual speaking for corporations and talking (or writing for that matter) against Democrat core beliefs,...socialism, rob the rich to pay the entitlement crowd, anti-Christian values, etc. The bill in question is called the “Peoples’ Rights Amendment,” and its goal is to explicitly allow Congress to regulate corporate speech however it wants: Section 1. We the people who ordain and establish this Constitution intend the rights protected by this Constitution to be the rights of natural persons. Section 2. People, person, or persons as used in this Constitution does not include corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities established by the laws of any state, the United States, or any foreign state, and such corporate entities are subject to such regulation as the people, through their elected state and federal representatives, deem reasonable and are otherwise consistent with the powers of Congress and the States under this Constitution. Section 3. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit the people’s rights of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, free exercise of religion, and such other rights of the people, which rights are inalienable. Here are some quotes of the bill’s sponsors trying their best to explain the rationale behind the bill: Rep. Jim McGovern (D.-Mass.): “I‘ve introduced a People’s Rights Amendment, which is very simple and straightforward, would make clear that all corporate entities, for-profit and non-profit alike, are not people with constitutional rights. It treats all corporations, including incorporated unions and nonprofits, in the same way, as artificial creatures of the state that we, the people, govern, not the other way around.” Rep. Donna Edwards (D.-Md.): "In Citizens United, what the court said is that Congress has no authority to regulate this kind of political speech, and so all of these constitutional amendments go to this question of giving Congress the authority that the Supreme Court, I think wrongly, decided isn‘t within Congress’s constitutional–our constitutional purview.” I could see if now, show radio commentators, such as Makr Levin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh all could be shut down because they work for radio corporations, which have no free speech rights. It is crazy what the Dems are suggesting, but I am thankful they have exposed themselves for what they are,....Anti-Constitutionalists.

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