So the majority of Democrats don’t want to talk about God or Israel at the DNC, but instead they want to talk about such mega important things like Amending the Constitution to limit free speech, war on women’s contraception, abortion, gay rights and GOP bashing. Yes, instead of speaking to the people of the United States about the tough issues we face and discuss REAL SOLUTIONS to tackle them, they would rather focus on the less important. Our struggles, our fears and our desires take the back seat. Are they really this out of touch with reality? HELLO PEOPLE…we need JOBS, JOBS and more JOBS! Hey, I’ll reach into my memory and borrow that campaign line from team Clinton and scream, ‘IT’S THE ECONOMY, STUPID!’ !!!!! What a LOVELY bunch those leftists are…NOT! They get more extreme & radical with every passing minute. Alas, they don’t have any real solutions, any new ideas or even the desire to improve our economy and unite our country. If they did, they sure as heck wouldn’t espouse ideas that are proven, time and again, to NOT WORK! Keep it up Dem’s…keep on talking. America rejects your ideals!
Political party platforms are usually filled with vague promises and general ideas. This year, the 2012 Democratic Party Platform offers support for a very specific constitutional amendment designed to strike down the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision and limit free speech in the guise of limiting campaign contributions: “Our political system is under assault by those who believe that special interests should be able to buy whatever they want in our society, including our government. Our opponents have applauded the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United and welcomed the new flow of special interest money with open arms. In stark contrast, we believe we must take immediate action to curb the influence of lobbyists and special interests on our political institutions. “President Obama signed an executive order to establish unprecedented ethics rules so that those who leave the executive branch may not lobby this administration and officials may not accept gifts from lobbyists. We support campaign finance reform, by constitutional amendment if necessary.” (emphasis added) The liberal group People for the American Way’s website shows the twenty different versions of this proposed constitutional amendment that have been introduced to Congress by Democrats since the Citizens United decision. Though the platform doesn’t say which of these constitutional amendments they support, the version most recently endorsed by the leading Democrats in Congress is S. 29, introduced by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall and twenty-three other Democratic Senators on November 1, 2011. Here’s the language of that proposed constitutional amendment: IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES November 1, 2011 JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission by the Congress: Article– Section 1. Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in kind equivalents with respect to Federal elections, including through setting limits on– (1) the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination for election to, or for election to, Federal office; and (2) the amount of expenditures that may be made by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates. Section 2. A State shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in kind equivalents with respect to State elections, including through setting limits on– (1) the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination for election to, or for election to, State office; and (2) the amount of expenditures that may be made by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates. Section 3. Congress shall have power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation.’. Read more via DNC Platform Supports Constitutional Amendment to Limit Free Speech.
- Democratic Platform Calls for Constitutional Amendment Limiting Free Speech (cnsnews.com)
- Democrats Vow to Amend the Constitution “If Necessary” to Overturn Citizens United (reason.com)
- Obama calls for amendment limiting free-speech rights (wnd.com)
- Dick Durbin Endorses Amendment to Dial Back Citizens United (rollcall.com)