12:00 pm in Uncategorized by Cardigan
The Democrats swear guest lecturer Barry Soetoro really is a Constitutional Scholar. Maybe. If by “constitution” you mean one like they have in Kenya.
No, that’s not a birther joke. It’s a socialist dictator joke.
Because only an aspiring tin pot third world dictator would dream of restricting our freedom of speech. But yesterday that’s precisely what President Obama said he wants to do during an internet town hall on the website Reddit.
President Barack Obama endorsed a constitutional amendment that would restrict the free-speech rights of political activist groups by overturning the Supreme Court decision in the landmark Citizens United v FEC case that granted First Amendment rights to corporations.
“Over the longer term, I think we need to seriously consider mobilizing a constitutional amendment process to overturn Citizens United,” Obama wrote during a question and answer session on the website Reddit on Wednesday.
OK first off, here’s a not so minor nit — SCOTUS did not “grant” First Amendment rights to corporations. SCOTUS affirmed that the Constitution grants those rights. Free speech isn’t like the mythical “right to privacy” Harry Blackmun pulled out of his ass back in 1973. The actual words “freedom of speech” are right there in black and white. They’re kinda hard to miss.