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Chuck Schumer: There Should Be Limits to the First Amendment

True_colors Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 12:16 PM
Anne_1 wrote: "And there are some pretty pointed quotes by non-other than Thomas Jefferson, who was NOT the deist too many people seem to believe he was." Here's one for you, Anne: Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the arc of the covenant, too sacred to be touched; who ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. Let us follow no such examples, nor weakly believe that one generation is not as capable as another of taking care of itself, and of ordering its own affairs. "
C'mon Man Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 12:18 PM

What is the difference between a Republic? and a Democracy?

Take your time, Here's your first clue; One DOES NOT believe in individual RIGHTS
Don6266 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 12:22 PM
Democracy leans toward the "mob rules".

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...