A "First Amendment Zone" at Diamond Head National Monument. (Photo: Sarah Sosiak/Creative Commons)



Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues—including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law and government reform—as a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative. Read his research.



When the Senate reconvenes today, the No.1 legislative priority of Democrats is to pass a resolution that would gut the First Amendment, one of the few times in American history an amendment has been proposed to cut back on part of the Bill of Rights.

It’s probably no surprise they want to restrict political speech that could threaten their incumbency, but it is a bit ironic coming just a little more than one week before Constitution Day on Sept. 17.

So, the Senate and the House of Representatives return from a month-long recess and, with everything happening in the world at the moment, the legislative schedule set by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., for Sept. 8, available here on the website of the “Democrats in the U.S. Senate,” includes consideration of a few nominations but lists only one legislative item: a motion to invoke cloture (end debate) on S.J.Res. 19.

This resolution would ‘give political speech less protection than the First Amendment now gives to movies, novels, comic books’

This resolution, sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and 47 other senators (without a single Republican member), would amend the First Amendment to give Congress the power to limit fundraising and spending on political speech and political activity. The relevant language says that “Congress and the States may regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.”

As explained in a Heritage Legal Memorandum, the language of this resolution is so broad, and so unlimited, that it would give the government essentially absolute power to restrict spending on almost any speech and activity that it decides might “influence elections.” There would be almost no limit on what the government could do. If ultimately ratified and implemented, the amendment would restrict core free speech protections for all Americans – which Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has called “scandalous.”

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MESSAGE TO CONGRESSMEN/WOMEN, GOVERNORS AND LEGISLATORS OF ALL 50 STATES AND 312 MILLION AMERICAN CITIZENS!
Posted by John Preston Hentz on August 23, 2014 at 3:47pmView Blog
MESSAGE TO CONGRESSMEN/WOMEN, GOVERNORS AND LEGISLATORS OF ALL 50 STATES AND 312 MILLION AMERICAN CITIZENS!

Hello, I am an angry voter! Before it is too late I feel the need to be the whistleblower! I am petitioning you to do several things:

•Audit the Fed to enforce transparency and to stop printing money out of thin air! (I support Senator Rand Paul's positions). The Federal Reserve’s actions creates cycles of economic boom followed by economic destruction. Nowhere in human history has an endless printing of a nation’s currency produced a positive final result. “Quantitative Easing” 1,2,3,4 creates bubbles in the stock market, such as it currently lifting the Dow above 16000 before it severely crashes. America has an illusion of economy recovery because of the actions of the Federal Reserve - not a real recovery. Meanwhile, our elected officials point to the stock market and claim credit for “success”- it is a lie! Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital is correct: http://www.europac.net/commentaries/bens_rocket_nowhere . The federal reserve is nothing but a Ponzi scheme stealing from the middle class, first by inflation and then deflation! We *have been* the world’s reserve currency of choice since the end of WWII, however, the federal reserve's reckless policy of financial folly has resulted in other nations moving to unseat, undermine, undercut the middleman(the U.S. dollar) by making direct agreements with nations other than the U.S.A. to eliminate the need for our currency for trade(i.e. B.R.I.C.S nations. Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). This is appropriately labeled as currency wars. (Jim Rickards, author, "Currency Wars", "The Death of Money"). America’s debt is 17 trillion dollars and exploding. America’s adversaries do not need to defeat us militarily, they are waiting for us to go bankrupt! As soon as the U.S. dollar is dethroned as the world’s reserve currency by a new world order, expect the value of the American dollar to crash, along with the stock market and pensioner’s 401k’s – expect the next great depression and hyperinflation! (history’s examples: Weimar Republic, Zimbabwe). Source http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-hyperinflation-episodes-in-his... . History such as the great depression eventually repeats itself, especially when we do not learn from our mistakes! Americans will need a wheelbarrow of cash to buy a loaf of bread! –AUDIT THE FED! I support Senator Rand Paul’s bill S.209, H.R. 24. See articles:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-auerbach/janet-yellen-st-louis...

http://washingtonexaminer.com/steve-forbes-link-dollar-to-gold-or-f...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-08/guest-post-how-destructio%...

http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/ralphbenko/2013/12/31/yellen...

http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/obama-step-closer-to-seizing-retirement-...

•Hold the democrat liars who sold Obamacare to the American people accountable -including the socialist, marxist, communist, fascist, "Saul Alinsky", manufactured crises creator-("never let a crises go to waste"), "boil the frog slowly"-(the American people that is!), "make it hurt"-(closing the veteran's WWII memorial while Pelosi stages an illegal immigrant rally on the mall during the shutdown on the same day!), federal deficit ballooner, fraud president and his administration (what the president says and does do not match!). - I still remember the ties Obama had to Saul Alinsky, Frank Marshal Davis, Cloward and Piven, Reverend Jeremiah Wright and the domestic terrorist Bill Ayers-(Google these names to learn more)! Obama is deliberately destroying the American economy, and is politically funded by the anti-American, communist, socialist, currency manipulator, billionaire George Soros! Soros bet against the British pound sterling in the 70’s and now he is preying on the collapse of the American dollar! George Soros is republic enemy #1! See articles: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/14700

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/need-to-know/2014/08/15/does-george-so...

Repeal the FATCA law, as it only accelerates the destruction of the value in the U.S. dollar!

See article: https://prayfor.us/secret-tax-could-collapse-dollar/
•Enforce Congress and the President to live by the same laws you impose on the American people (i.e. Obamacare).

•Impeach the president, uphold and defend the constitution and the bill of rights as it was originally written (impeaching the president and upholding defending the constitution/bill of rights are related!).

•Call a Constitution Article V Convention of States for the purpose of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government! WWW.CONVENTIONOFSTATES.COM

•Reign in the executive branch overreach of authority and privilege! Like a tyrant, he has unconstitutionally legislated by executive order! What is the president going to do next week, month or year?? – Allow or Create and incite a national crisis as an excuse to declare martial law so he can crown himself a dictator?? 2012 NDAA, executive order 13603 gives him the authority to do exactly that! What about about Obama creating the crisis of bankrupting this nation by deliberately doubling the national deficit during his presidency?! How about deliberately creating an illegal immigration crisis and lawlessness?! I know damn well there are more than Hispanics coming across our overwhelmed border. Everybody knows our borders are not secure, especially the people and nations that hate us! I fear this will lead to another mass casualty attack against us! - Obama is an insidiously subversive, trojan horse president! - For the preservation of American Freedoms and the American way of life IMPEACH THIS PRESIDENT NOW! See article: http://pro.stansberryresearch.com/1310PSIEANEW/LPSIPC06/?h=true

•Hold the failures of the Bengazi scandal accountable (especially the president and Hillary Clinton).

•Hold the NSA domestic spying on American citizens without probable cause scandal accountable (4th amendment violation).

•Impeach Eric Holder for the Fast and Furious scandal.

• Hold the parties responsible for the IRS targeting of political opposition groups/persons.

Abolish the IRS! Replace it with a flat tax!
Hold the persons responsible for the Veteran’s Affairs scandal, especially Obama since he is no friend of our military, veterans in general, and is the most anti-america president in history! Need I remind you of Seal team 6, “Extortion 17”?
Hold traitor Obama accountable for the Bergdahl –Taliban scandal for providing material support to terrorists in exchange for another traitor! Contrast this to the fact Obama does nothing to free SSgt Tahmooressi in Mexico!
I am casting a vote of “No confidence” in Obama’s presidency and as a result, I am expecting national and international man-made disasters/crises to happen! See article:
http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/judge-jeanine-va-crimes-are-impeachable/

Oppose Amnesty for illegals (because they should not be rewarded for sneaking across our porous border) to prevent them from becoming 12 million newly minted-low information-bought and paid for entitlement-welfare-burden on the U.S taxpayer-bankrupt America democratic voters! Obama has deliberately, willfully created the most recent immigration crisis on our southern border – a leftist revolutionary “Cloward and Piven” maneuver!
•Oppose the president's Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty (since nobody clearly knows what is in it like Obamacare and I fear the president is selling America's sovereignty "down the river".

•Oppose the sneaky U.N. Small Arms Treaty or any other future U.N. infringement on American sovereignty - In fact, kick the anti-American, vision of one world government U.N. out of the U.S.A.! U.N.’s Agenda 21 is evil! Defund the United Nation’s anti-american policies! (www.boltonpac.com)

Why has so many letter federal agencies whose job description does not include policing or law enforcement bought or solicited to buy large quantities of weapons and ammunition? Examples: EPA, BLM, USPS, NEA, NOAA. Is our big brother, federal government following in the historical footsteps of 1941 Nazi, Germany Gestapo? Are “We the People” blind to allow a constitutional tipping point? The founder of “True the Vote” Catherine Englebrecht testified before congress that the federal government is “weaponizing the various alphabet agencies against its own citizenry!” – I protest!

• Why has the DHS bought 1.6 billion hollow point bullets? What are they preparing for? Why has the Obama administration heavily militarized the DHS and our local police departments? Per the Geneva conventions, hollow points are illegal to use in wars between nations. The DHS must be preparing to use them against the American people! What is worse is American taxpayer dollars were use to buy these bullets! I think it is because the Feds are the first to know just how serious America’s impending bankruptcy is and hiding it from the public! See articles: http://www.americanthinker.com/video/2013/08/homeland_security_mari...

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/friendswood/opinion/whitehead-has-th...

http://www.examiner.com/article/former-navy-seal-says-obama-asking-...

• I am demanding the demilitarization of the "department of homeland security"! Obama's unconstitutional, communist, domestic army! This in itself is a traitorous act against the American people and a threat to liberty! Representative Sheila Jackson Lee slipped when she suggested the words “martial law” during the federal government shutdown – If you look at her contact info on the www.house.gov website, it shows her committee assignment as “Homeland Security Judiciary” (not a coincidence)! Tie in our exploding national debt, the Ponzi scheme of the federal reserve, our status of the world’s reserve currency in jeopardy, the NSA’s Orwellian police state 4th amendment violations, the targeting of political opposition and Obama’s totalitarian “dictator wanna be” disgust for the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and I can paint you a panoramic photo. - "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny! When the government fears the people, there is liberty!" - Thomas Jefferson. “As the size of government increases, liberty shrinks” – Ronald Reagan. See articles:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimpowell/2012/04/29/obamas-plan-to-sei...

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/04/chomsky-obama-determined-to-demol...

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/06/05/dinesh-dsouza-americans-are...

•Increase sanctions on Iran to end their nuclear program, otherwise you will enable war to break out in the middle-east while thoroughly betraying Israel. I support Israel! Stop Hamas now! See article:

http://nypost.com/2014/06/07/obama-is-driving-the-country-to-ruin/

Let the Ex-Im bank expire! No more crony capitalist deals or corporate welfare!
• Get a refresher course in economics and sound fiscal policy from Scholar contributor Daniel J. Mitchell for solutions to America’s problems, then legislate based on his recommendations:

http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/danieljmitchell/ *and*

http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/category/rahn-curve/

http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/a-laffer-curve-tuto...

• The education Mitchell posts on these websites is both free to you and priceless to our nation!!

This is my protest! I believe we are in danger of losing our Constitutional Republic! Help me save it!

I am risking unjust reprisal to speak out, yet the consequences of remaining silent are far worse for this nation!

Just say NO to the sell-out RINO’s – (Senator Mitch McConnell, this includes you!)

Senator Harry Reid, you have always been a sell-out, or you are a political coward, and an accomplice to the Obama administration corruption! I am calling you out on it! - “Those who will sacrifice liberty for temporary security, deserve neither, and will lose both” - Benjamin Franklin

I am an anti-progressive(democrat and republican alike), anti-liberal, anti-elitist-condescending statist-("trust us because we know what is best for you better than you do and the American people are too stupid to make wise choices for themselves") - so for example, we will impose elitist, “genius” Obamacare on the American people whether they want it or not!

I am a pro-constitution, bill of rights, founding father's principles, limited government, free-market capitalist, conservative libertarian populist supporter, Mark Levin's book - "The Liberty Amendments" admirer, Constitution's Article V convention of state's advocate. Filmaker Dinesh D’Souza is right! Among others, I actively support and endorse:

www.freedomworks.com

www.senateconservatives.com

www.teaparty.org

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/

www.judicialwatch.org
www.watchdog.org
www.runbenrun.org
www.bongino.com
www.randpac.com
www.boltonpac.com
www.citizensunited.org
http://allenwestguardianfund.com/
http://www.rootforamerica.com/webroot/blog/
www.strongeramerica.com
• Top legislators as ranked by http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators

http://www.dineshdsouza.com/
Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged”
Among others, I get my news sources from:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government

www.drudgereport.com

www.townhall.com

www.downtrend.com

http://downtrend.com/robertgehl/liberal-professor-obama-a-danger-to...

www.americanthinker.com

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/14700

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/63913 ; “Progressive Chains and “Liberating Tolerance”
http://www.americanthinker.com/video/2013/08/homeland_security_mari...
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/ralphbenko/2013/12/31/yellen...
http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/obama-step-closer-to-seizing-retirement-...
http://www.examiner.com/article/former-navy-seal-says-obama-asking-...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimpowell/2012/04/29/obamas-plan-to-sei...
http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/04/chomsky-obama-determined-to-demol...
http://nypost.com/2014/06/07/obama-is-driving-the-country-to-ruin/
http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/judge-jeanine-va-crimes-are-impeachable/
http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/david-limbaugh/obama-ramps-americ...
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/friendswood/opinion/whitehead-has-th...
http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/06/05/dinesh-dsouza-americans-are...
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/what-obama-and-i-learned-at-c...
https://au.pfinance.yahoo.com/our-experts/robert-kiyosaki/article/-...
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/what-does-a-historic-freedom-...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-auerbach/janet-yellen-st-louis...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-08/guest-post-how-destructio%...
http://www.europac.net/research_analysis/commentary_view/Peter%20Sc...

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/barack-obama-the-ghost-of-col...

•. Author, Jim Rickards, "Currency Wars", "The Death of Money"

www.newsmax.com

www.washingtontimes.com
www.freebeacon.com

www.theblaze.com

www.wnd.com

www.forbes.com

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/?state=nwa

http://dailycaller.com/

http://www.infowars.com/rss

https://prayfor.us/secret-tax-could-collapse-dollar/
www.ft.com

www.rt.com

If you have supported this president, his policies and defended his administration’s corruption and lawlessness, I will be casting a ballot to vote you out of office!! We are witnessing the dismantling and destruction of our constitutional America!

I have sent a copy of this message to your fellow congressmen, plastered this message all over the internet and news media outlets across the country, including some in your state! (I treasure the bill of rights, do you??) - I want my country back!!

Twitter: @PHENTZ3

Facebook:

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=bookmark

Correct me if I'm wrong but don't you need a majority of the states to approve the ratification of an amendment ?

This probably will not hold up in the Supreme Court but it does not matter because the end game is so close they only need this a short time.

Yes. The Senate would need the proposed amendment to pass in each side of Congress by 2/3's and then be ratified by 3/4 of ALL 50 states. I'm glad Harry Reid and his "useful idiot" Democrats are showing the American people what is truly important to them...controlling Americans at ANY price. And just before the November elections. American citizens you will have the opportunity this November to either enslave yourselves and every other American or you will change the destructive course of the progressive agenda after over a hundred years of the erosion of our freedom. The choice is yours and yes...this election is that IMPORTANT!

Michael Nellett,

You are 100% accurate....and saved me the time to have to again print it all out.

ATTN ALL,.

Could we please take time out from our ranting....and spend time calling our Senators/Reps.

Reference Article V of U.S. Constitution which requires 2/3rds of BOTH HOUSES of Congress PLUS ratified by 3/4ths of all 50 States to amend. Let them know you will vote against them if they allow this to pass.  

What I find interesting is that this comes just before mid-terms... even though they know that it won't pass the House, and could take up to 7 years to get through the States.

So what really is it that they are trying to cover up?  The Left is not so stupid as to believe that it will pass, so you have to take a moment to see what it is that they are trying to divert our attention away from.

How about that Michelle is really Michael???

I was with the understanding that a Constitutional Convention would be needed. With these idiots in dc, along with their tinpotmuslimlovingleader they are liable to do anything corrupt!  We know that they have been hungry for the 2nd Amendment for a long long time!

YES U DO 

OH AND PS WHO THE HELL DO THEY THINK THEY ARE TO REMOVE ANYONES FREE SPEECH 

TIME TO RETIRE THE LOT OF THEM FIRE THEM ALL

TIME FOR AMERICA TO GET IN THE FIGHT IT IS GETTING TO A POINT THAT THE DEM MARXISTS DON'T CARE ANYMORE WHAT THEY SAY OR DO AND ARE NOT EVEN HIDING IT 

It doesn't really matter whether it is ratified or not because they are already abusing and ignoring the Constitution.  And WE let them.

There has got to be 2/3 in the Senate, Reid knows if there going to get it done it's going to have to be done before the election. If the election goes against Dirty Harry will be out of a job as speaker. The Democrats are about to start something they will be super sorry for. I think the American people are just waiting till the election if there is voter fraud and people voting more then once, all hell is going to brake out.Americans are not blind and there easy going but it's about to go to far and these fools running the country are going to light a fire under those Americans and it's not going to be pretty across this Country. Reid wants to remove the 1st Amendment to silent the Gun groups for good and then go after the 2nd Amendment with Bloomberg's money to bad mouth the pro gun people and the fools willing to listen to Him. This will end the 1st and 2nd Amendments and the right to a fair trial will be the next.

IF THE LST AND 2ND AMENDMENTS ARE REMOVED....WELCOME THE WORLD ORDER.  THAT'S WHAT IS ALL ABOUT

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Obama Lies Again: – Ignores That The Year After Signing The Stimulus More Than (4) Million Jobs Were Lost

Former President Obama, the only President in US history who had his FBI and other Intel agencies spy on the opposition party candidate, claims that he created the great economy that Americans are enjoying today. The only thing Obama created was debt and massive job losses with his horrible economic recovery.

Yesterday the former President tweeted an effort to take credit for President Trump’s successful economy:

Joe Hoft@joehoft

Of course another @BarackObama lie. He can’t open his mouth without lying. 11 years ago the US lost (4.3) million jobs over the next 12 months. Horrible liar. https://twitter.com/barackobama/status/1229432034650722304 

Barack Obama  @BarackObama

Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.

President Obama’s policies were a disgrace and a failure. He doubled the national debt in spite of zero interest rates from the Fed. His recovery was the worst in US history.

Also, Obama’s assertion is just plain false. The ‘Stimulus’ was passed in February 2009 right after Obama took over the Presidency. He promised to not pass any bills for at least a week to allow for the bills to be read by the people but lied as soon as he was sworn in. The Stimulus was hundreds and hundreds of pages of government handouts to Democrat districts and it was close to $1 million. This was not what America needed and it led to the Tea Party.

Far-left Wikipedia has this to say about the Stimulus:

Note that in his infinite wisdom, NYT economist Paul Krugman is credited with arguing that “the stimulus was far smaller than the economic crisis warranted”. (He also said the markets would crash and burn if President Trump was elected President.)

The data shows that the 12 months after Obama’s stimulus, the US lost 4.3 million jobs:

In Obama’s first three years he netted a loss of 1.5 million jobs compared to President Trump who has added more than 6.7 million jobs.

When it comes to the economy, the billionaire schools the community organizer every time.

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