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Chuck Schumer: There Should Be Limits to the First Amendment

JustWondering Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 1:04 PM
That is true, but that doesn't mean that they wanted a federal church. After attending his first church service there, Thomas Jefferson wrote his letter that included separation of church and state.
wmou Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 1:53 PM
Jefferson understood that a church in the capital where attendance was voluntary did not establish a national religion and in no way combined church and state.

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...