Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the modern Democrat Party, where the Constitution is a “living, breathing document” that can be changed to meet the whims of the ruling class.
If dismantling the Bill of Rights doesn’t scare you …
Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats, frustrated by the fact that the Bill of Rights interferes with their desire to muzzle their political opponents, have proposed to repeal the First Amendment.
That is precisely what the so-called People’s Rights Amendment would do. If this amendment were enacted, the cardinal rights protected by the First Amendment — free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom to petition the government for redress of grievances — would be redefined and reduced to the point of unrecognizability. The amendment would hold that the rights protected by the Constitution are enjoyed only by individuals acting individually; individuals acting in collaboration with others would be stripped of those rights.
Vote Democrat! Even if you don’t care about your First Amendment rights, these people will eventually rewrite an amendment you do care about.
Of course, most Democrats are in lock-step with Pelosi. It’s as if they have no clue as to what this country stands for – or just don’t care.
Representative Donna Edwards, a Maryland Democrat, nonchalantly concluded that the amendment would of course strip even political campaigns of the First Amendment rights: “All of the speech which, whether it’s corporations of campaign committees and others engage in, would be able to be fully regulated under the authority of the Congress.” The entire point of having a Bill of Rights is that there are some things Congress may not do. “Congress shall make no law” is a phrase that Democrats cannot abide, apparently.
One of the great dangers of such efforts to regulate political speech is that it puts incumbents in charge of setting the rules of the game under which their power and their position may be challenged. That is a recipe for abuse and corruption, and for smothering those critics who would draw attention to abuse and corruption.
The irony is that eventually this speech could be regulated by a Republican Congress. How well do you think that will go over with Pelosi and her lickspittles?