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The American people spoke, elections have consequences and if Boehner, McConnell or the Democrats think we will accept excuses they are wrong!
Was Fred Flintstone's fleet of hummers responsible for global warming in the age of the dinosaur?
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The End of Dodd-Frank?

BenDoubleCrossed Wrote: Nov 17, 2014 8:20 AM
What I don't understand is why my savings draw less than 1% but a loan costs 15%!!!
After Watergate, campaign laws were passed: • But media corporations were exempted creating a State approved press. Is it any wonder news media are among the biggest promoters of campaign law? • Regulations limited citizen’s donations to politicians. This made it unlikely challengers, who would benefit more from large sums from a few, can defeat incumbents. • Lawyers have gotten rich defending clients against infractions of myriad, incomprehensible and unconstitutional laws. • Many non-profits are more concerned with raising donations to defend their tax exemption than restoring 1st Amendment rights to the electorate. It would be poetic and fitting if Obama's IRSGATE restored freedoms to the electorate stolen from them by Nixon's Watergate.And Senator Ted Cruz has written a bill to do just that: Call your Senators and demand they co-sponsor and vote for Ted Cruz’ “Free All Speech Act of 2014”: S.2416 - Free All Speech Act of 2014 https://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/s2416/BILLS-113s2416is.xml 113th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2416 To apply laws that restrict the political speech of American citizens to media corporations. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES June 3, 2014 Mr. Cruz introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation A BILL To apply laws that restrict the political speech of American citizens to media corporations. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the “Free All Speech Act of 2014”. SEC. 2. Application of laws that restrict the political speech of American citizens to media corporations. (a) In general.—Any law that restricts the political speech of American citizens shall apply with equal force to media corporations, such as the New York Times, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), and the CBS Television Network. (b) No application to American citizens if application to media corporations found unconstitutional.—To the extent that the application of a law to a media corporation under subsection (a) is found unconstitutional, such law shall have no force or effect with respect to American citizens.
https://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/s2416/BILLS-113s2416is.xml The Federalist No. 84 is relevant to a Bill, S.2416 - Free All Speech Act of 2014, proposed by Senator Ted Cruz to restore citizens and groups rights to participate in our Republic: The Federalist No. 84 Certain General and Miscellaneous Objections to the Constitution Considered and Answered Independent Journal Wednesday, July 16, Saturday, July 26, Saturday, August 9, 1788 [Alexander Hamilton] To the People of the State of New York: I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and to the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed Constitution, but would even be dangerous. They would contain various exceptions to powers not granted; and, on this very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted. For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do? Why, for instance, should it be said that the liberty of the press shall not be restrained, when no power is given by which restrictions may be imposed? I will not contend that such a provision would confer a regulating power; but it is evident that it would furnish, to men disposed to usurp, a plausible pretense for claiming that power. They might urge with a semblance of reason, that the Constitution ought not to be charged with the absurdity of providing against the abuse of an authority which was not given, and that the provision against restraining the liberty of the press afforded a clear implication, that a power to prescribe proper regulations concerning it was intended to be vested in the national government. This may serve as a specimen of the numerous handles which would be given to the doctrine of constructive powers, by the indulgence of an injudicious zeal for bills of rights. It would be poetic and fitting if Obama's IRSGATE restored freedoms to the electorate stolen from them by Nixon's Watergate.And Senator Ted Cruz has written a bill to do just that: Call your Senators and demand they co-sponsor and vote for Ted Cruz’ “Free All Speech Act of 2014”
The system we had prior to the passage of Obamacare was cheaper and better and it covered more people. And it did not rob 700 billion from seniors who paid into Medicare since 1966. That is a theft that is costing seniors more for less. And it will deprive some seniors of their lives as drug formularies drop some expensive drugs to make up the difference. Advantage plans are also in trouble because of Obamacare theft. If Obama and the Democrats were really concerned about the uninsured they would have designed a program that only addressed the uninsured. Then the majority, who were covered, could have kept their doctors and their plans. But Obama and the Democrats want socialism and single payer. If we had any real leaders in Washington, they would find a way to defund this monstrosity that is destroying our country and already costing many patients there, drugs, treatments and lives!
Lois Lerner worked at the Federal Election Commission prior to the IRS and concerns about our 1st Amendment rights should begin with that agency. After Watergate, to protect citizens from the appearance of corruption. the Federal Campaign Act created regulated and unregulated participation in the political process. Citizens and groups were regulated and main stream media corporations were unregulated creating a State approved press. But the 1st Amendment does not grant freedom of speech, press, assembly and petition according to occupation. Equal protecton of the law demands that freemdom to participate in politics be restored to all. A newspaper is an exmple of freedom of the press and not its definition. It would be poetic and fitting if Obama's IRSGATE restored freedoms to the electorate stolen from them by Nixon's Watergate.And Senator Ted Cruz has written a bill to do just that: Call your Senators and demand they co-sponsor and vote for Ted Cruz’ “Free All Speech Act of 2014”: S.2416 - Free All Speech Act of 2014 https://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/s2416/BILLS-113s2416is.xml 113th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2416 To apply laws that restrict the political speech of American citizens to media corporations. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES June 3, 2014 Mr. Cruz introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation A BILL To apply laws that restrict the political speech of American citizens to media corporations. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the “Free All Speech Act of 2014”. SEC. 2. Application of laws that restrict the political speech of American citizens to media corporations. (a) In general.—Any law that restricts the political speech of American citizens shall apply with equal force to media corporations, such as the New York Times, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), and the CBS Television Network. (b) No application to American citizens if application to media corporations found unconstitutional.—To the extent that the application of a law to a media corporation under subsection (a) is found unconstitutional, such law shall have no force or effect with respect to American citizens.
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Lies, Damned Lies, and the IRS

BenDoubleCrossed Wrote: Jun 28, 2014 3:53 PM
S.2416 - Free All Speech Act of 2014 https://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/s2416/BILLS-113s2416is.xml 113th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2416 To apply laws that restrict the political speech of American citizens to media corporations. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES June 3, 2014 Mr. Cruz introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation A BILL To apply laws that restrict the political speech of American citizens to media corporations. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the “Free All Speech Act of 2014”. SEC. 2. Application of laws that restrict the political speech of American citizens to media corporations. (a) In general.—Any law that restricts the political speech of American citizens shall apply with equal force to media corp
all your Senators and demand they co-sponsor and vote for Ted Cruz bill: Ted Cruz legislation S.2416 -- Free All Speech Act of 2014 (Introduced in Senate - IS) S 2416 IS 113th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2416 IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES June 3, 2014 Mr. CRUZ introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation A BILL Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Free All Speech Act of 2014'. SEC. 2. APPLICATION OF LAWS THAT RESTRICT THE POLITICAL SPEECH OF AMERICAN CITIZENS TO MEDIA CORPORATIONS. (a) In General- Any law that restricts the political speech of American citizens shall apply with equal force to media corporations, such as the New York Times, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), and the CBS Television Network. (b) No Application to American Citizens if Application to Media Corporations Found Unconstitutional- To the extent that the application of a law to a media corporation under subsection (a) is found unconstitutional, such law shall have no force or effect with respect to American citizens.
Regarding presstitutes: The only difference between an editorial, slanted news story and a political ad is who paid for it. Media corporations did not become cheerleaders for campaign reforms until they were exempted from them. Campaign laws meant to protect the public from the appearance of corruption have only incentivized the "state approved press" to spike stories that would reveal government stupidity and corruption. A good example is the failure of newspapers and broadcasters to inform their reader’s viewers or listeners about their "Press Exemption”. As a result "We the People" were denied an opportunity to deny “our consent” of an “unconstitutional definition” of a free press! The 1st Amendment does not grant freedoms based on occupation. The baker is supposed to be as free as the journalist to comment on politics and demand redress of grievances. Congress shall make no law meant was written to protect rights found in State Constitutions: Kentucky Bill Of Rights Text of Section 8: Printing presses shall be free to every person who undertakes to examine the proceedings of the General Assembly or any branch of government, and no law shall ever be made to restrain the right thereof. Every person may freely and fully speak, write and print on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty. Does anyone remember the freedom to influence our political process that every citizen enjoyed before Watergate and the charter of the Federal Election Commission in 1975. The 1st Amendment does not say unless you assemble as for-profit, non-profit, church, political party, media Corporation or unincorporated group. The 1st Amendment does not limit how much you can spend as an individual or like minded group or require reporting donations and expenditures to the Federal government. The 1st Amendment does not say candidates give up the right to associate with or coordinate with like minded citizens or groups. Tell your representatives if they expect to get your vote, they will introduce or co-sponsor legislation to amend the language of the “press exemption” to include every U.S. Citizen and group.
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