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Chuck Schumer: There Should Be Limits to the First Amendment

PoppaDub Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:13 AM
The only amendments needed in NY are TERM LIMITS
Shawn72 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:23 AM
There are already term limits... its called the vote. Also... Not ONLY 'political speech' Anne ... but all speech. Constitution was intentionally written in plain everyday English and it means exactly what is stated therein in plain English for the world to see. Sorry on my kindle n slow to respond. Have a fine Navy day y'all.

Retirednavy22
Anne_1 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:15 AM
The only amendments needed for the US Senate and House are TERM LIMITS
Shawn72 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:26 AM
I say the vote for what happens if we get a good Rep/sen who actually does their job... I wouldn't want to lose them over some arbitrarily set time limit... Id want them to keep doing a good job for me... wouldn't you?
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 10:21 AM
NO careers in Congress. Even if they're a great legislator,let them serve their term and go home,get work in the private sector. Then they don't get an inflated ego,they don't get a gov't pension,they don't get lifetime perks and privileges,and they aren't in office long enough to get corrupted. it's not cost-effective to "buy" a legislator if they're only in office a short time. Plus,with a relatively short term,they aren't in office long enough to do real damage,and they'd have to go home and LIVE under the laws they enacted.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 10:22 AM
AMEN to term limits,that is.

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...