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Chuck Schumer Wants to Change First Amendment to Limit Free Speech

Liberals do not like much of what’s in the Constitution.

It’s too limiting.

The portions they do like, they reinterpret.

How many times have you heard a liberal quote the actual words of the First Amendment when the issue of religion comes up? Mostly we hear that the Constitution requires a “separation between church and state” when the phrase isn’t found anywhere in the Constitution and there is no evidence that the authors of the Constitution separated religion from government.

Someone who opposes abortion or homosexuality and calls for laws to outlaw these behaviors are said to violate the First Amendment since these prohibitions are religious in nature. So are prohibitions against rape, murder, kidnapping, stealing, lying, tripping blind people, moving boundary markers, and many other actions.

Democrat Senator Chuck  Schumer from New York and chairman of the Rules Committee, said he will push a constitutional amendment to the full floor later this year that would give Congress the power to impose strict limits on campaign finance.

The First Amendment was designed to keep Congress from infringing on freedom of speech not to give it power to define what constitutes freedom of speech. The opening words of the First Amendment are “Congress shall make no law. . .” What in these words doesn’t Sen. Schumer understand?


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  • VanceJ

    The slimiest person in congress wants to change the constitution, that figures.

    • Mike11C

      The slimiest? I don’t know, he has a lot of competition for that title.

  • Saltporkdoc

    Re: Chuck Schumer wants to change First Amendment to Limit Free Speech.
    Me too…his!

  • Up Huff

    So, at the same time I’m sure a lot of people would like to see a new law as well- one that permits unhappy constituents of elected representatives at ANY level of government, up to and including the White House, to use such representative as target practice for real or perceived wrongs.
    So, is it a deal?
    Or is this just another of those “I’m better than all of you so the laws don’t apply to me!” proposals?

  • mountaine

    IT’S TOO BAD SOME PEOPLE DON’T LOOSE THEIR VOICE FOREVER !!

    • Joseph C Moore USN Ret

      The word is ‘lose”.

      • NoCrud

        Some people “loose” their tongues forever.

  • Spoony

    Well, if that’s the case Schumer; as a United States Sovereign Citizen Taxpayer Patriot, I no longer recognize you as a “Loyal Servant of the people!” Your anti-Constitutional attitude and failure to uphold your sworn oath to serve and protect the Constitution has now placed you in the category as “suspect” for the destruction of the country you allegedly serve! Your resignation of office is now over due!

  • Joseph C Moore USN Ret

    I attended an installation of a NY politician in which Schumer gave a speech. He quoted Benjamin Franklin’s famous reply to a question ” A Republic, if you can keep it”, to which I loudly applauded, along with several other people. However, the irony of Schumer quoting Franklin out of context was lost on the liberal crowd in attendance. As a long time Libertarian, I was amazed that Schumer would bring up that very conservative quote (again, out of context) among die-hard Democrats. Strange man, he.

  • John Kenner

    Fellow Patriots: I’ve found this to be a powerful antidote for the intellectual plague of today’s liberals and progressives: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

    • NoCrud

      Good one… It is:

      “An antidote to the quackery proffered by self-proclaimed “progressives,” pseudo-intellectuals, charlatans, and clowns who tend to dominate most of today’s mass TV media and who have been fairly successful at dumbing down about half of the inhabitants found in the states united.”

  • William Walizer

    Hey, Schumer, you can limit your speech, Put a sock in your mouth, idiot!

    • NoCrud

      Yep, a big sock in the mouth would bring him a full dose of reality.

  • slapjack

    Chuckie Sleezer needs to find a new line of work!!!!!!!!!!!! Cleaning sewer lines.

    • Archangel

      Hey, cleaning sewer lines is an honorable profession!

      • NoCrud

        Then we also need to promote His Holderness to sewer line cleaner. And I’m betting that Crappola Grin he sports would not change, either. He’d feel right at home.

    • OldVeteran

      This kind of work could not be done by him……he’s one of the biggest dispensers of what flows through those sewer lines…….

  • GRAMPA

    I think we should start with his.
    Grampa

    • NoCrud

      Right. If it’s good enough for the Goose, then it’s good enough for Schumer.

  • OldVeteran

    Ah…upchuck is at it again……..why doesn’t his “history” of campaign funds be looked at? See if he really wants to start limiting his version of free speech. Passing a law does not affect just one side of an issue………..it will affect even the “free speech” of the BIG DEMON DONORS! Those BIG unions will be limited, Soros and the other “string pullers” that control the president will be made to “shut up.”

  • junkmailbin

    the order of listing is freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of association.
    The UCLU website had to correct their online page when it was discovered they had edited out freedom of religion
    SIMPLY PUT, THE CONSTITUTION IS FIXED. it is not a living thing

  • reggiec

    Liberals only like speech they approve of and attempt to limit all other.

    Cass Sunstein, Obama’s Regulatory Czar, is the guy who thinks animals should have lawyers. He also is not fond of the First Amendment. He is quoted as saying.

    “In light of astonishing economic and technological changes, we must doubt whether, as interpreted, the constitutional guarantee of free speech is adequately serving democratic goals.”

    If one is completely honest Mr. Sunstein is correct if by “democratic goals” he really means the goals of the Democrat Party.

    Another of his quotes seems to make the point that individual choice in picking what you read, watch or listen to, is not desirable.

    “A system of limitless choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizen interest or self-government.”

    Republic.com 2.0 (Princeton University Press 2007), Pg. 137

    This sounds ominously like he supports censorship of the public’s access to information and could be a direct attack on alternative news sources and specifically the internet.

    Remember that Cass Sunstein was handpicked by Obama to be his
    Regulatory Czar.

    • NoCrud

      Obamaha also picked Tommy Vietor, the “Dude” guy, and what that term (Dude) signifies in these later years is an equivalent to the idea of “Buddy” to the Choom Gang types. Marijuana users “Dude” each other all the time. This is undoubtedly one reason Bret Baier was so upset with the remark since Baier is not into Mary Jane.

      It’s really no wonder Our Featless Weeder picked him, though — they speak the same language. Ha

  • Jack Combs

    Typical communist. You can’t win honestly so change the rules in your favor.

    • NoCrud

      Schumer is typical of the explanation of Democrats as relates to pigeons playing chess:

      First, pigeons knock all the chess pieces off the board, then they crap on the board, followed by strutting around pretending that they won the game.

  • USMC 64-68

    Of course Schumer wants to change free speech. Just as he wants to change freedom of religion and the right to possess weapons.

    Show me a democrat who is committed to the Constitution, individual God-given rights and I’ll show you a liar.

  • seeymour kleerly

    He’ll probably be Hillary’s Attorney General and a good one at that!!

    • NoCrud

      A confirmed LIAR surrounding herself with other bona fide liars is indeed a good thing — for the Liar.

      They could call it The Democrat Mutual Liars Klub. But now I’m being redundant.

  • NoCrud

    Chucky-Schmucky Schumer was seen by a journalist during the election of Corazon Aquino when they were kicking out Ferdinand Marcos mainly because he declared Martial Law and was against the Muzlim and Communist activity in southern Philippines. The journalist asked Schumer why he was there in the Philippines.

    Schumer replied, “I’m here to make sure the election is honest.”

    BARF

  • ONTIME

    Change the 1st amendment? I want to add a amendment or two about a balanced budget, term limits and banning all government unions, is that asking to much?
    I want to repeal the 16th amendment and do away with the progressive tax, the IRS and put a ballot driven national sales tax in it’s place, I want to do away with tax discrimination, income abuse and tax anxiety and regain my representation….is that asking to much?

    Oh yeah, get rid of the Schumer types too….

    • NoCrud

      You can bet the farm that if Democrats are for amending the Constitution, then they have some scheme planned to do themselves a favor and do another dirt job on the rest of America. That’s their modus operandi and inherent to their nature.

    • Webb

      ONTIME….If I may and the Tree Isn’t Full, I would Like to add several amendments also: one, to abolish the The EPA….two, to abolish The Dept Of Education! Also Agreeing With The Ones You Projected!

  • SouthernLadyNC

    If Chuckie doesn’t like our Constitution, he (along with all the rest of the progressives, marxists, socialists and communists) should take their ideas, leave this country, and set up their own constitution and government somewhere else. I recommend Somalia.

    • NoCrud

      And I recommend Outer Mongolia. Then they can pray for Gorebal Warming.

  • Webb

    First Amendment are “Congress shall make no law. . .” What in these words doesn’t Sen. Schumer understand? He Understands Government Overreach and He will continue To Push Overreach, where ever He Thinks He Can! Its The Progressive Way!

  • Blessings

    Lets start with Chuckles, limiting his speech, to complete SILENCE….

    • SamAdams1776

      Only one way that that could be done. 😉

      doubt he’ll pass on in my lifetime or even my son’s; neither heaven nor he’ll will take him!

      SA 1776 III

  • Poco424

    You know, there is a use for tar and feathers other than patching roofs and filling pillows.

  • Devaron Dlh Namsaar

    This man needs to be be sent to communist Korea where he can excel in
    his stupidity and unAmerican attitude… I am sure they will love this
    bozo for at least a few minutes while they lead him to the chopping
    block

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