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Chuck Schumer: There Should Be Limits to the First Amendment

Don460 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 11:51 AM
Mattie, I appreciate your civil response. Yes, people have the right to associate, but that does not give them additonal rights, especially to do things they could not do as individuals (excluding money for business ventures). Since we agree that "money talks", especially in an election, it "in effect" permits them to vote more than once---that is "gang" mentality.

While debating the DISCLOSE Act last night on the Senate floor, New York Senator Chuck Schumer called for restrictions on the First Amendment, citing other laws and regulations already in place in the United States that do so.

I believe there ought to be limits because the First Amendment is not absolute. No amendment is absolute. You can’t scream ‘fire’ falsely in a crowded theater. We have libel laws. We have anti-pornography laws. All of those are limits on the First Amendment. Well, what could be more important than the wellspring of our democracy? And certain limits...