Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment
by Terence P. Jeffrey
April 19, 2012
read more here: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/pelo...irst-amendment(CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals.
The First Amendment says in part: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..."
Liberal Group: Constitutional Amendment Needed to Restrict Independent Campaign Speech
By Matt Cover
April 19, 2012
read more here: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/libe...ampaign-speech(CNSNews.com) – A constitutional amendment is needed to overturn a landmark 2010 Supreme Court campaign finance ruling and allow Congress to regulate political speech, according to Robert Weissman, president of liberal activist group Public Citizen.
"Congress would have the ability to regulate campaign spending and campaign-related spending," Weissman told CNSNews.com in an interview. "So all these independent expenditures would be subject to congressional regulation."
Keep the First Amendment
By The Editors
April 23, 2012 4:00 A.M.
http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/296704The phrase “stunning development” is used far too often in our politics, but here is an item that can be described in no other way: 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 to be 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