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Chuck Schumer: There Should Be Limits to the First Amendment

True_colors Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 1:18 PM
Last post of the day. Sorry your lives are limited to this, I really am. Perhaps you are shut-ins. Have fun with each other, I'm sure you are truly enlightened at the end of each day.
Mike ATX Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 1:19 PM
You'll be back, because you have no life and you hate yourself.

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...