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Democrats Call for New Amendment to Limit First Amendment Rights

There are 6 comments on the Cybercast News Service story from Apr 19, 2012, titled Democrats Call for New Amendment to Limit First Amendment Rights. In it, Cybercast News Service reports that:

Democratic Representatives Donna Edwards and John Conyers renewed their call for a constitutional amendment that would limit the First Amendment rights of political action groups and corporations by overturning the Citizens United decision .

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imaginaryfriend

Sterling Heights, MI

#1 Apr 26, 2012
Money IS NOT SPEECH. One man or woman, one vote. Get ALL money out of Politics. The fascist 5 on the SCOTUS have all taken big bribes from corporatists like the Kochs and other Big Oil billionaires to overturn our democracy. Oligarchy is their goal, with American Citizens losing all of their rights, in favor of corporate rule.
The Fascist 5: Roberts, Alito, Thomas, Scalia, and Kennedy. They all need to be impeached!
imaginaryfriend

Sterling Heights, MI

#2 Apr 27, 2012
Chris Matthews gave an excellent editorial on this subject today. I am adding the following: another real effect of "citizens" united is that it in effect goes back to the past when only landowners could vote. Unlimited funding of election campaigns from anonymous sources including foreign nationals diminishes the one citizen, one vote intent of elections. We the People are stripped of our constitutional rights, and our democracy is demolished. I say that this fact is the real intent behind what is more aptly called Corporations United. And Scalia, Roberts, Thomas, Kennedy, and Alito knew exactly what they were doing. When was the last time this group voted in favor of a citizen over the interests of a corporation? NEVER!!
Corporations United will start the new revolution if it is not repealed. Why do the Tories/Republicans never learn??

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#3 Apr 27, 2012
More BULLSH!T headlines from Brent BOZO Bozell's POS propaganda empire.

Citizens United goes straight back to the Powell Memo of August 23, 1971 (2 months before Nixon nominated hm to Supreme Court). That was the beginning of turning the country fascist....40 years later a a few $100 MILLION later the Reich-wingers have damn near accomplished it.

Copy of the Powell Memo linked here: http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2011/08/...
no big O

Romeoville, IL

#4 Apr 27, 2012
Ok... so I can incorporate my small business... does that make me a corporation under this new draconian admendment?.... When you start to limit free speech... where do you draw the line?....
Leave it to the dems to want to change the constitution when it doesnt fit their needs

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#5 Apr 27, 2012
no big O wrote:
Ok... so I can incorporate my small business... does that make me a corporation under this new draconian admendment?.... When you start to limit free speech... where do you draw the line?....
Leave it to the dems to want to change the constitution when it doesnt fit their needs
Until the Reich-wing Supreme Court legislated from the bench, corporations did not have 'free speech' rights. They unened precedences going back over 100 year.

Corporations ain't persons and Money ain't speech!

"We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights."

Sign the petition! http://movetoamend.org

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#6 Apr 27, 2012
"Money=free speech"

More 1 percenter propaganda

Let me guess we can't raise taxes on the "job creators" aka THE RICH because it will hurt job creation. Oh really we haven't raised taxes in years so WHERE ARE THE JOBS?

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