Editorial: Why Harry Reid and Senate Democrats want to amend the Constitution

The Washington Examiner 7/15/2014

…as the world burns and the U.S. economy limps, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Senate Democrats are trying to chip away at two of America’s most cherished freedoms.

Both involve stunts aimed at the First Amendment. One was the introduction of a bill to reverse the recent Hobby […]

Watch Ted Cruz Ask: When Did Democrats Abandon the Bill of Rights?

Pete Kasperowicz The Blaze 6/3/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday accused Democrats of abandoning the Bill of Rights by trying to amend the First Amendment so Congress has the right to regulate spending on political campaigns.

“For over two centuries, Congress has not dared to mess with the Bill of Rights,” Cruz said at […]

Cruz Slams Anti-Free Speech Udall Amendment in Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

Andrew Stiles The Washington Free Beacon 6/2/2014

More than 40 Senate Democrats have signed on to a constitutional amendment proposed by Senator Tom Udall’s (D., N.M.) that would fundamentally alter the right to free speech.

Republicans are attacking the proposal, which would “give Congress clear authority in the Constitution to regulate the campaign finance system,” […]

Cruz Warns Dems Trying to Repeal First Amendment Freedom of Speech

Breitbart.com Breitbart.TV 23 May 2014

Thursday at a Family Research Council pastors’ retreat, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) discussed Senate Joint Resolution 19, which is a effort aimed at reversing the effects of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision.

“When you think it can’t get any worse, it does,” Cruz said. “This year, I’m sorry […]

Harry Reid Displays Appalling Contempt for the First Amendment

Hans von Spakovsky The Foundry Heritage.org 5/16/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) gave an interview this week in which he displayed contempt for the First Amendment and the rights of Americans to engage in political activity and political speech.

Reid voiced support for a constitutional amendment sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) that would […]

Flashback: Schumer, Franken urged IRS to target tea party in 2012

Jeff Poor The Daily Caller 5/17/2013

Long before the Internal Revenue Service revealed it had improperly targeted conservative 501(c)(4) groups, a group of Democratic senators led by New York Sen. Chuck Schumer urged the IRS to do just that.

The IRS’s admission last Friday that it had singled out tea party and other groups for […]