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Senate Democrats plan to regulate the first amendment, political speech

Senate Democrats plan to regulate the first amendment, political speech
Senate Democrats plan to regulate the first amendment, political speechPhoto by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images

TPNN reported on Saturday that Senator Ted Cruz issued a warning that Senate Democrats are set to vote to over-turn the first amendment by adding an amendment in silencing any political speech the government deems problematic.

Senator Ted Cruz spoke at the Family Research Council event on Thursday to a stunned audience of hundreds of pastors from across the country on hearing what Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and 40 other Democrats are planning to do by scheduling a vote to add an amendment to target and silence conservative political organizations and political speech.

In the video, Cruz said, “I’m not making this up. Senator Chuck Schumer has announced the Senate Democrats are scheduling a vote on a constitutional amendment to give Congress the plenary power, the unlimited 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,” Cruz said. “They don’t like it when pastors in their community stand up and speak the truth. And it makes their lives inconvenient when they’re not standing for principle and actually that’s pointed out back home.”

“They don’t like it when pastors in their community stand up and speak the truth. And I’ll note this amendment, which has 41 Democratic senators as co-sponsors… 41 Democrats have signed on to repealing the First Amendment,” Cruz said. “It explicitly says nothing in this new amendment shall abridge the freedom of the press.”

Earlier in this month, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) penned a report that Senator Chuck Schumer seems to think he can he can improve on James Madison by re-writing the first amendment and over-turn political dissent.

The WSJ said,” A standard liberal talking point about the Tea Party is that its constitutional designs are “extremist.” But you will search in vain for any Tea Party proposal that is anywhere close to as radical as the current drive by mainstream Democrats to rewrite the Bill of Rights.”

“A Constitutional amendment requires a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate and ratification by 38 states, so it has scant chance of passing any time soon. Those ample checks against self-interested legislatures are another reason to thank the Founders. But who knows what might happen the next time Democrats get super-majorities in Congress, or find a Republican like John McCain willing to give their effort bipartisan cover?”

The larger story here is how far the American left is willing to go to cripple their political opponents,” WSJ said. “They're even willing to write a giant loophole into America's founding charter so Congress can limit political speech. The Tea Party's concerns about eroding liberty turn out to be more accurate than even its most devoted partisans imagined.”