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Chuck Schumer: There Should Be Limits to the First Amendment

True_colors Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 12:18 PM
Kevin wrote: "Truly disturbing when government wants to take away our individual rights and freedom." Yeah, Kevin. Why don't you sit here all day today and worry about it? That will be sure to change things.

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...