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Chuck Schumer: There Should Be Limits to the First Amendment

John912 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 2:12 PM
We really need to limit the number of canards Senators, Congressmen and President can tell. Chucky Schummer in that case went over his life-time limit of speech 20 years back. Ooop!

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...