Democrats rewrite their attempt to repeal the first amendment

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The Democrats have rewritten their attempt to repeal the first amendment, adding one word in the hope no one will notice that it really changes nothing.

This is the new language:

To advance democratic self-government and political equality, and to protect the integrity of government and the electoral process, Congress and the States may regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.

The phrasing is slightly different than the original, with the addition of the word “reasonable,” thus making believe that this makes their constitutional amendment more palatable. It does not. What it does do is illustrate once again that the modernDemocratic Party is not in favor of free speech. 42 Democratic Senators have endorsed this amendment. As John Hinderaker so cogently notes in the article above — paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson — the Democrats “have sworn eternal hostility against every limitation on government’s tyranny over the mind of man.”



  • Hugh Mann

    Remember these 42 traitorous parasites when the shit hits the fan.

  • ken anthony

    These are the trees. See the forest. Man dominates man to his injury. It has always been so. Soon it will be more obvious. Government is never for the people or by the people. These are ideals that can not stand up to reality.

  • Edward

    “Government is never for the people or by the people.”

    Ken, I disagree. In the early days, our government was for the people AND by the people. We did not have a ruling class, and government protected our freedoms rather than usurping them. Indeed, despite several Supreme Court rulings that have favored tyranny over freedom; the recent Hobby Lobby ruling is an example of our public servants being *for* the people.

    “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” — Thomas Jefferson
    (“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
    –Thomas Paine)

    It is not that government is never for the people or by the people, it is that We the People have not been sufficiently vigilant for the past century or so. We let our government slowly work its way toward tyranny.

    Before an excessive number of people decided to make careers out of elected office, our politicians came from We the People and returned to us. They were not perfect — nobody is — but they understood how we lived and knew that they would soon live that way again. If they did not protect our freedoms, then they too would live under a tyranny.

    Unfortunately, it is not just the career politicians who we have to worry about, these days, it is also the modern overcompensated and overbearing career public servants (who seem to act as though the public are the servants — reference: the recent attitude of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen). Career politicians and government workers have distinguished themselves as a class above We the People. We are now taxed and ruled not by our elected representatives but by unelected bureaucratic regulators, such as the IRS, EPA, NSA, and IPAB.

    When this country was first formed, our government was “for the people,” having firsthand knowledge of what a tyrannical government can do. Before the 16th amendment, which allows direct taxation of the people by the federal government, the government had just enough money and power to perform the basic functions, to protect We the People and to mediate disputes. For those early decades, America prospered at a rate never before seen in the world.

    Once the government was allowed to choose how much to tax We the People, tyranny began to work its way into the hearts of those governing (please refer to such stories as Robin Hood and Zorro). Government suddenly had more money than it knew what to do with, thus it expanded from protection and mediation into *providing for* those who were not productive — by taking from those who were. Our economic growth keeps slowing with each passing decade, because we are being slowly stifled by an overtaxing, overregulating, tyrannical government that uses the power of taxation to keep us obedient to its demands; the 2013 Obamacare individual mandate ruling by Chief Justice John Roberts is an example of our public servants being against We the People, allowing government to impose any tyrannical thing upon us as long as they associate it with a tax. What other tyrannical country has *ever* had the audacity to require its people to buy a good or service?

    Because of freedom — government being “for the people” — this country prospered for four three centuries. We started as a literal backwoods settlement in 1620 and grew in less than 200 years into a force that defeated the greatest power on Earth. In less than 300 years, we grew into the world’s greatest power, one that rescued Europe (and the colonial world it ruled) from itself in 1917 and 1918.

    You are wrong that it can never be, but you are right that ours is no longer a government of the people, by the people, for the people. That seems to have perished from the Earth — unless We the People can rescue it from those who have hijacked it.

    Have you called your Senators yet? It is their house of Congress that proposes this addition to our tyranny.

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke

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