The Coming Ban on Free Speech
Just when you thought it was safe to start expressing your right to free speech, Democrats in Congress are gearing up for a vote on a new piece of legislation to blatantly undermine the First Amendment. Known as the DISCLOSE Act (HR 5175), this bill – written by the head of the Democrats’ congressional campaign committee – is their response to the recent Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In short, the Supreme Court found that the government could not restrict the free speech rights of individuals or other entities wishing to participate in the political dialogue. (emphasis added)
President Obama’s reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling that government cannot restrict the free speech rights of individuals’
All of the President’s Friends are exempt from the law, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, The Huffington Post, The New York Times; all of the Mainstream Media sources, but not the little guy;
There is an exemption for some in the media sphere like newspapers, TV news, and the like. However, there is one driving force in today’s public debate that is NOT exempt. Bloggers will not have the same exemption provided to other media sources.
Many of you are thinking, no, that cannot be. Our government would never infringe upon our Constitutional Rights;
If this sounds like an absurd overreach by one party in power, I invite you to take a look at their government takeover of health care, taxpayer-funded bailouts, and general hostility to private sector economic growth.
First Bloggers, then certain types of corporations then the next thing you know the State Run Media is telling you that the free speech rights of the first amendment are an antiquated remnant of our Colonial past; that individuals are better off with limited speech.
Call your Congressman, especially if he or she is a Democrat and tell them to oppose HR 5175. Tell them that you will not tolerate ANY limitations to the First Amendment
The number for Congress is (202) 224-3121.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.