July 18, 2012 1 Comment
Surprisingly, outside of the conservative blogosphere and some conservative talk radio, little was said about one of the most outrageous assaults on freedom in modern time.
What was said and what is the threat?
He said, “I believe there ought to be limits because the First Amendment is not absolute. No amendment is absolute. You can’t scream ‘fire’ falsely in a crowded theater. We have libel laws. We have anti-pornography laws. All of those are limits on the First Amendment. Well, what could be more important than the wellspring of our democracy? And certain limits on First Amendment rights that if left unfettered, destroy the equality — any semblance of equality in our democracy — of course would be allowed by the Constitution.”
“And the new theorists on the Supreme Court who don’t believe that, I am not sure where their motivation comes from, but they are just so wrong. They are just so wrong.”
Gee Chuck, don’t wait. Go rip the Constitution from the National Archives building in Washington and just rip it to shreds.
Schumer was speaking in favor of the DISCLOSE Act which would prevent political organizations, primarily conservative organizations, from protecting their donors by not being forced to disclose them.
Why do conservative donors need protection?
Ask the donors to the Mitt Romney campaign that Barack Obama has singled out. Ask the donors to ALEC who have been harassed and threatened. Ask the donors who gave to the Prop 8 campaigns in California who had to endure harassment from leftist activists outraged that they exercised their First Amendment rights.
What Schumer really believes is that there should be free speech for the Party of Treason and left wing activists and not for conservatives.
If Chuck Schumer had his way, America would be a one party socialist state.
The outrage is not simply that a United States Senator said that on the floor of the Senate. He is in the leadership of the Senate Democrats. Has any Democrat said a negative word about what he said? Has any Republican Senator jumped up to complain that Schumer wants to scrap our rights of free speech? No, they are too busy being “bipartisan.”
Where are the outraged newspapers calling for Schumer to at least retract his statement, if not resign for wanting to eliminate free speech?
The answer is there are none.
There are different types of speech. The type of speech that Schumer wants to restrict is political speech. This is the type of speech our founding fathers and the Supreme Court have always said is the most protected classification of speech.
Of course Chuck Schumer and the Party of Treason do not like this. They want anyone who disagrees with them silenced. They do not believe in freedom or the bill of rights.
This is the danger America currently faces. One of our two major political parties no longer believes in freedom or liberty. Instead of believing in God given, inalienable rights, the Democrats simply believe that our liberties are grants from the government, which can be taken or given at the whim of the government.
We are living in a perilous era when people who control parts of our government believe that.
Chuck Schumer’s beliefs are right in line with Hugo Chavez, the Castro brothers, Mao, Pol Pot, Stalin, Lenin and Hitler.
Political speech was the one thing they would not allow. With people like Chuck Schumer in positions of power, we edge closer towards the day where liberty and freedom are nothing but memories and stories we will tell our grand children about.
- Schumer calls for “limits on First Amendment rights” during Senate debate (hotair.com)
- Chuck Schumer: There Should Be Limits to the First Amendment (townhall.com)
- Peeved Donks Go After The First Amendment … WOW! (tarpon.wordpress.com)
- Sen. Chuck Schumer Pressures the FDA on SPF Safety (bellasugar.com)
- Sen. Schumer tells Bernanke to stimulate economy before November (jeenyuscorner.com)
- Schumer Grants Himself the Right to Gut Second Amendment (moonbattery.com)