Tag Archive: First Amendment to the United States Constitution

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The title of of this leftist professor’s article is “How much free speech do we need?” So anti-American a concept, he had to go to Al-Jazeera to publish it. Of course, it’s hardly a surprise that a media outlet favored by Al-Qaeda and Al-Gore would concur with the idea that the First Amendment must be revised to restrict speech that is offensive to the most offensive people on earth – Muslims.

Erik Bleich is Professor of Political Science and Director of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College in Vermont* (among the most far left of colleges in one of the most far left states in America) and is the author of The Freedom to Be Racist? How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism, published by Oxford University Press.


via We need the Second Amendment to protect us from Leftist professors like this who want to kill free speech | BARE NAKED ISLAM.

Dear friends,

Americans for Tax Reform stands strongly opposed to H.R. 5175, the DISCLOSE Act, which is expected to come to the House floor this week. We urge all of our members to contact their representatives to urge them to vote no on this blatant attack on free speech.

The DISCLOSE Act targets political speech by subjecting grassroots organizations and corporations to onerous disclosure requirements that make speaking nearly impossible. Curiously, labor unions, which have traditionally been treated the same as corporations in campaign finance governance, are not subject to the same regulation.

The legislation is legally dubious for several reasons; it is a thinly-veiled attempt to stifle politically unfavorable speech. The current language in H.R. 5175 arbitrarily preserves the First Amendment rights of some groups of speakers, while proscribing the same activities for others. This balancing of speech is wholly inconsistent with the notion of political expression ascribed in the Constitution.

The bill’s proponents argue this legislation is needed to curtail the Court’s decision in Citizens United. In fact, the DISCLOSE Act goes far beyond the issues addressed in the opinion, and uses the case as an excuse to strangle speech that was permitted before the Court’s ruling. Such a flagrant assault on these liberties cannot be tolerated.

Thus, I urge you to contact your representatives and tell them to vote NO on H.R. 5175, the DISCLOSE Act.

Tell them to vote no

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