Pelosi: Democrat Agenda is to Amend the 1st Amendment to Remove Corporate Free Speech

Rob Port
Say Anything

According to Nancy Pelosi, Democrats are taking aim at the 1st amendment, intending to curtail the free speech (in the form of political spending and contributions) of corporations.

“We have a clear agenda in this regard: [DISCLOSE], reform the system reducing the [role] of money in campaigns, and amend the Constitution to rid it of this ability for special interests to use secret, unlimited, huge amounts of money flowing to campaigns,” Pelosi said at her Thursday press briefing.

“I think one of the presenters [at a Democratic forum on amending the Constitution] yesterday said that the Supreme Court had unleashed a predator that was oozing slime into the political system, and that, indeed, is not an exaggeration,” said Pelosi. “Our Founders had an idea. It was called democracy. It said elections are determined by the people, the voice and the vote of the people, not by the bankrolls of the privileged few. This Supreme Court decision flies in the face of our Founders’ vision and we want to reverse it.”

It’s fashionable on the left these days, especially among the adherents of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, to say that corporations aren’t people and so don’t have the rights of people. But corporations are people. Or, more accurately, the represent groups of people who don’t lose their 1st amendment rights just because they’re organized into a corporation, be it a for-profit or a non-profit…

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CAJ note: OK, but who or what’s going to stop Obama from doing this again in 2012, just like he did in 2008? Feel more of your rights slipping away to “greater flexibility”?

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