On the same day Nancy Pelosi called for amending the First Amendment to keep corporations from donating to Republicans, it was revealed that President Obama’s 2008 campaign failed to disclose almost $2 million in donations.
She’s a real piece of work, that one. Thank God she’s no longer Speaker of the House. Say what you will about John Boehner, he’s not Nancy Pelosi.
The First Amendment says in part: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”
Television networks, newspapers, publishing houses, movie studios and think tanks, as well as political action committees, are usually organized as, or elements of, corporations.
Pelosi said the Democrats’ effort to amend the Constitution is part of a three-pronged strategy that also includes promoting the DISCLOSE Act, which would increase disclosure requirements for organizations running political ads, and “reducing the roll of money in campaigns” (which some Democrats have said can be done through taxpayer funding of campaigns).
The constitutional amendment the Democrats seek would reverse the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In that decision the court said that the First Amendment protects a right of free speech for corporations as well as for individuals, and that corporations (including those that produce newspapers, films and books) have a right to speak about politicians and their records just as individuals do. (Read More)
She then rambled on about slime, or something. Who can listen to this woman for more than a few seconds? Every time I think of her the song “Evil Woman” pops into my head.
I’m sure her version of a law restricting speech would exempt the unions, and liberals from Hollywood.