Nancy Pelosi Takes on the First Amendment

by Charles C. W. Cooke

Conservatives are fond of telling progressives that if they don’t like the Constitution they should try to amend, rather than subvert, it. It seems that Nancy Pelosi has taken this to heart. And guess which part she doesn’t like? CNS News:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals.

The First Amendment says in part: “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press . . .”

Television and radio networks, newspapers, publishing houses, movie studios and think tanks, as well as political action committees, are usually organized as, or elements of, corporations.

Look for further proposals to include a “revised” Second Amendment that doesn’t cover firearms and a revised Sixth Amendment that doesn’t cover public trials.

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