Pelosi: Let’s Rewrite The First Amendment

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?

13 thoughts on “Pelosi: Let’s Rewrite The First Amendment

  1. lergnom

    She also tried to use the self-executing rule to have “deemed” a bill to have passed without voting on it. I find myself unsurprised at this latest bit of chicanery. Individuals, acting individually? that must mean there’s a clause in the Newspeak Constitution disallowing any right that makes them uncomfortable.

    Stay safe

  2. Jon Brooks

    Boy she must really be anticipating ‘Commie Day’ tommorrow.

    I think we need a constitutional amendment
    that will apply to anyone who listens to a word nancy pelosi has to say, guilty of treason and crimes against humanity, and therefore must excecuted before the sun goes down lest the madness spread. I think she qualifies
    for another positive find of Mad Cow disease in California.

  3. Ferrell Gummitt

    At some point we’re going to have to start calling the democrat party by the name that accurately describes for all what they truly are, the socialist party. The mask is off, and this Peoples Rights “Amendment” is the Phantom of the Opera reveal of the socialist Left, and what lies underneath is a hideous monster, not a kind and caring servant of the people. It should be immediately clear
    that what Pelosi and democrats are proposing is the opposite of the oath they took to protect and defend the Constitution. If suggesting such an offensive unconstitutional “Amendment” isn’t grounds for impeachment, then nothing these socialist tyrant wannabe’s do, is.

    Sargent of Arms, clap that woman in irons.

  4. Wyatt Earp Post author

    Lergnom – And yet, Obama and Romney are in a virtual dead heat in the polls. How is that possible?

    Jon – The worst part is that she says this with a straight face. Not embarrassed, not shamed.

    Ferrell – This is not even a socialist idea. It’s a fascist one. And the MSM doesn’t call them on it. Shocka!

  5. realwest

    Howdy Wyatt! This just goes to show, once again, the true genius of our Founding Fathers: to do away with the First Amendment will require a Constitutional Amendment, something that is NOT easy to do.
    Our Founding Fathers made it VERY DIFFICULT to amend our Constitution as they were keenly aware of how the political “whims” of the electorate could change. But some Freedoms must NOT be impinged upon. And I would submit that, IMO, the First Amendment should not be; indeed, it should not even be “clarified” by Amendment nor by the Supreme Court (which has, of course, felt free to interpret the Constitution in ways in which the Founding Fathers would have been truly appalled).
    Indeed, the Freedoms of Speech, Press, Religion and the right of Assembly are, I would submit far more important than any other rights we have under the Constitution.
    It surprises me not at all that the Progressive Party (f/k/a the “Democratic Party”) would see fit to change our most precious Freedoms for the sake of political expediency.
    But here’s a more expedient thing to do: get Nancy (the “Shrew”) Pelosi out of Congress altogether. And while we’re at it, lets get rid of her fellow travelers as well.

  6. Bob G.

    Wyatt:
    I swear I’ve NEVER seen a more appropriate person to claim the title of “POSTER CHILD for the CRANIAL-RECTALLY INVERTED”!

    Make ‘ya wanna slap her parents and scream “WHAT were you thinkiing???”

    ;)

    Have a great week out there.

    Roll safe.

  7. Wyatt Earp Post author

    Real – I saw a comment on Twitter that said, “Anyone who has ever been to a university in the last 20 years knows exactly how liberals feel about freedom of speech.”

    Bob G. – But yeah, Bush was Hitler …

  8. John D

    That Bill of Rights thing is so inconvenient. Shame on the Founding Fathers for putting it in the Constitution. Then forgetting to include free healthcare.

  9. Richard D.

    Impeach, prosecute, execute. We could use some of those hundreds of thousands of hollow point forty cal ammo that homeland security just purchased. Or borrow some of the 12 gauge shotguns that the, get this, Department of Education just purchased!!! WTF is going on here????

    To compare Pelosi or Obama to Hitler would be insulting…….

    …to Hilter!

    God Bless America

  10. AndyN

    Well, first I think it’s only fair to give credit where it’s due. Leftists believe that the Constitution is a living document, so they usually don’t even bother with the amendment process when they want to change the clear written meaning of the document. (Want to confuse a leftist? Ask her to explain the concept of the Constitution as a living document given the existence of Article V.) So anyway, it’s nice of them to implicitly concede that you can’t just reinterpret it on a whim and you have to go through a very lengthy process to change it.

    That said, like most people, you’re badly understating how bad this amendment would be. Here’s the entire text:
    Section 1. We the people who ordain and establish this Constitution intend the rights protected by this Constitution to be the rights of natural persons.

    Section 2. People, person, or persons as used in this Constitution does not include corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities established by the laws of any state, the United States, or any foreign state, and such corporate entities are subject to such regulations as the people, through their elected state and federal representatives, deem reasonable and are otherwise consistent with the powers of Congress and the States under this Constitution.

    Section 3. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit the people’s rights of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, free exercise of religion, and such other rights of the people, which rights are inalienable.

    Got that? Corporations, etc. are not natural people, and only natural people enjoy the rights protected by the Constitution. This goes waaaaaaaaaaaaaay beyond the right to make political statements. Own a construction company and think that the 4th Amendment can stop the state from passing a law allowing the public works department to help itself to one of the trucks titled in your company’s name? Sorry, Fix My House, LLC isn’t a natural person.

    This is banana republic stuff folks. If you think that the leftists would be content to merely stifle their enemies’ political speech if they got this to pass, you just haven’t been paying attention. On the plus side though, these asshats can’t even get a simple majority to agree with little pieces of their fascist agenda, there’s no way they have 2/3 majority they’d need to actually amend the Constitution.

  11. Wyatt Earp Post author

    John D – I’d be truly surprised is she ever actually read it.

    Richard D. – She lives in the cocoon of the liberal left. In her worldview, this proposition makes sense, and screw those “flyover” people that disagree.

    AndyN – And they never think about what would happen if, say, a GOP-controlled congress simply decided to “dissolve” sites like Daily KOS, or the MSM. I mean, it’s for the ‘greater good.”

  12. Boomerette

    Demented old crone.

    The fact that somebody like Pelosi can get elected in the first place and then win several extra terms is why our country is in such a mess.

  13. Skip

    Hey man, in LA an’ SF we like her ’cause she don’t screw wit’ our dope, man.

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