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S.J.Res 19 would allow an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would change the First Amendment. This could be voted on in committee TOMORROW.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c113:S.J.RES.19:

SYNOPSIS:

This Amendment would enshrine in the constitution the campaign finance laws that restrict our political speech.

ACTION:
Contact Senator Mitch McConnell at both numbers and insist that he:

1) OPPOSE S.J.Res 19 and fight for the First Amendment

2) Introduce legislation to amend 2 U.S.C. 431 (9) (B) (i) to include every U.S. Citizen, group of U.S. Citizens, Church, Political Organization, Political Party, Newspaper Business, Broadcast Business, Magazine Publisher, Cable Network and Periodic Publication in the so called “Press Exemption” (cited above in “2 U.S.C….” that constituents were never told about and did not consent to).

DETAILS:
This stems from FEC laws which did not exist prior to 1975. In the 184 years prior to the charter of the FEC, “free press” was understood to be every citizen’s right. We were not required to ask the IRS or any branch of our government for permission to pool money to pay the cost of communicating our political opinions and we were not required to report our political activities.

In 1974, main-stream-media lobbyists convinced Congress to create the “press exemption” which ignored the plain meaning of “free press” and effectively amended our “First Amendment” without a constitutional amendment! (a.k.a. campaign finance laws)

Taking money out of the 1st Amendment takes it away completely:

Where would you worship if you could not spend money to build a church, or hire a minister and pay staff?

How could you operate a newspaper without purchasing a printing press, ink, and paper or broadcast radio and TV without a transmitter and tower? Would your employees work for free?

The meaning and purpose of the 1st Amendment is destroyed by taking money out “politics.” Securing a place to assemble with like minded people, publishing and broadcasting candidate positions on the issues and petitioning government for a redress of grievances all cost money.

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One Response to “ALERT: 1st Amendment being stripped”

  1. Jessie says:

    Please keep up the fight we need all the help we can get. People like you are the Hero’s America needs.

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