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DEM REP: Amend Constitution To Allow Control Of Speech...
Now we're hearing what "Progressives" really want.

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) - A Democratic representative is calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow for some legislative restriction of freedom of speech.

“We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations,” Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) was quoted as saying by CNS News.

He reportedly made these comments while speaking at the Annesbrooks HOA candidate Forum held last month.

In a video obtained by the website, Johnson asserts that “corporations control … patterns of thinking.”

“They control the media. They control the messages that you get,” he added. “And these folks … are setting up a scenario where they’re privatizing every aspect of our lives as we know it. So, wake up! Wake up! Let’s look at what’s happening.”

Corporations and unions are protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution because of the ruling in “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission,” which found that a state law prohibiting corporations from making political campaign contributions using their treasury funds was unconstitutional.

The ruling additionally stated that the spending was a form of political speech that is protected by the First Amendment, according to the official blog of the Supreme Court of the United States.

“These corporations, along with the people they support, other millionaires who they’re putting into office, are stealing your government,” Johnson was quoted as saying by CNS News. “They’re stealing the government and the U.S. Supreme Court was a big enabler with the Citizens United case.”
"In 4 more OMao years you won't like how America looks....I guarantee it."
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -- Thomas Jefferson
What a disaster.

The ironic thing is, that the ones wanting control of speech means THEY still get freedom of speech. So restricting freedom of speech only affects PART of the country, not all of it.
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To prevent politicians from controlling what the media reports, the politicians have to take control of what the media reports.
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I'd support an amendment restricting the stupid shit that politicians can say.

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How about an amendment changing the part about Congress meeting at least once a year to at most once a year?
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Go for it. Every media outlet is a corporation, no more obamablowjobs from the left wing media.
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This is how nazi Germany got started.
Whenever Hank Johnson opens his mouth, I remember it's the same mouth that spoke the following. Nuff said.
He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting "All the Gods are bastards."
With any luck (and that's what it'll take), the media might wake up and realize they're suddenly on our side.
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I find it interesting how a SCotUS ruling is labeled as "enabling". Marginalizing behavior like this scares the daylights out of me... especially when combined with anti-2A behind-the-scenes work and outright legislation and positions like this.

We're screwed. And, apparently, we as a nation wanted this. Angry

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