Ted Cruz drops bombshell: Senate Democrats to ‘repeal the First Amendment’ this year

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    everyone get your guns time to overthrow the goverment
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/...rats-to-repeal-the-first-amendment-this-year/
     
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    “I am telling you, I am not making this up,” Cruz said. “Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has announced the Senate Democrats are scheduling a vote on a constitutional amendment to give Congress the authority to regulate political speech, because elected officials have decided they don’t like it when the citizenry has the temerity to criticize what they’ve done.”

    More likely it will be stuffed into a bill for food stamps and if anyone votes against it they will be called racists...
     
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    Umm...to put it delicately...total horsecrap.
     
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    this idiot has cost the taxpaers a lot of money and people actually want him for president? he may be a bigger nutjob then his dad.
     
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    Only the ones who showed up to march in Operation American Spring.

    But, really, inflammatory BS rhetoric like this is exactly the argument for enacting practical limits on speech. Why should we tolerate lies that incite visceral responses? Free speech is wonderful, but people also need to be held to account for deliberately misleading statements.
     
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    You sound so unsympathetic. Try to look at it from poor Ted Cruz's point of view -- anything that restricts the political activities of our large corporations is limiting the freedom of our most important persons.

    You probably mistakenly thought that this was a perfect example of a Große Lüge, a concept introduced by none other than He Who Shall Not Be Named:

    ;)
     
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    There's more of him ?

    :eek:
     
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    yes he is the spawn of a real religious nut job that thinks he should be running the world or at least christians like him.
     
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    i'll bite, HOW has he cost the tax payers a lot of money?
     
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    well I think the whole government shutdown he fought tooth and nail for and cost the tax payers 24 billion dollars.
     
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    Perhaps it is time for some self-reflection when you find yourself trying and failing to race bait on an Internet forum?
     
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    This is absurd!!! The democrats are going after the wrong amendment, it's the second one that we need to repeal. :D:p
     
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    His salary that taxpayers pay is a complete waste of money.
     
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    That applies even to Obama depending on who you ask of course
     
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    I'd say it applies to the entire House and Senate along with cabinet secretaries.
     
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    Crazy public officials like Cruz, spouting off any damn fool idea that comes into their heads, would probably fit right in in countries like Uganda or Myanmar. That this man is actually in the United States government is an embarrassment. God help us if he ever truly has presidential aspirations. It'd be like having Glenn Beck in the White House.
     
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    I watched the video. Audience reaction seemed lukewarm to nonexistent. Seemed like even they knew they were being had.

    Sad little man.
     
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    It really is pretty amazing when you think about it. We are supposedly the most advanced and best country in the history of the world, yet the people running our government are largely complete buffoons, if not outright in need of psychiatric care. Strange.
     
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    I think Cruz's statement was a lot of hyperbole, but he was right about Schumer wanting to place additional restrictions on First Amendment rights, particularly political donations coming from corporations following the Citizen's United case.

    Here's Schumer saying so himself:

    http://youtu.be/HeFBGaKJk7o
     
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    Political donations have nothing to do with First Amendment rights. There's nothing in that amendment giving corporations the right to buy government.
     
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    They sadly do now with the Supreme Court ruling....
     
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    The GOP is a corporate party they are bought and fully sold.
     
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    As are the Democrats.
     

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