(A view from home    The Blue Water Bridge and Canada)
I can’t help but wonder who benefits from this proposed alteration to our Constitution.
It is a laborious process to change or add an amendment in our national system. Not only is it proposed in Congress, but then offered to the 50 states for ratification by 3/4ths of them.  Election years bring out some bizarre efforts.
Fr. Orthohippo

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 networks, newspapers, publishing houses, movie studios and think tanks, as well as political action committees, are usually organized as, or elements of, corporations.

Pelosi said the Democrats’ effort to amend the Constitution is part of a three-pronged strategy that also includes promoting the DISCLOSE Act, which would increase disclosure requirements for organizations running political ads, and “reducing the roll of money in campaigns” (which some Democrats have said can be done through taxpayer funding of campaigns).          

Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment                       During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.  (George Orwell)

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1 Response to HMMM… SO WHO BENEFITS?

  1. Jacob says:

    Obviously this is an attempt to make the First Amendment useless. A blatant attack on freedom of speech and freedom of association. Churches would be censored, as would be any conservative magazine or website. You as an individual may, for now, speak freely in the privacy of your own home, but do not join with other like-minded people. My guess is if dissidents tried to put out a magazine or blog not organized under a corporation, the government would fine the participants as individuals, under the pretext that they violated some complex campaign finance, tax, or labor law.

    This does solve the problem leftists have with Christians wanting to be heard on the public square – just ban the public square! You can bet the government will grant freedom of speech to radical leftists and Islamists. Just as Cubans are perfectly free to say how wonderful Fidel is. Just when I think the Republicans are intolerable because of their stupidity and greed, I get a reminder that the Democrats represent goose-stepping, bloody bayonet at your throat tyranny.

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