Harry Reid & Democrats Seek to alter First Amendment’s Free Speech Protection
May 17, 2014
What is it with Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and his obsession with the Koch brothers? Reid’s obsession has infiltrated Senate Democrats to the point Democrats announced they would take steps in the next month in order to change the First Amendment’s free speech protection. The rationale for this step to overturn the First Amendment and Supreme Court precedence is to give Congress the authority to “limit who can spend money in elections and how much they are allowed to spend.”
To understand this horrendous proposal, one must look at the atmosphere in the Senate. Sen. Reid has basically changed the rules in the Senate and exercised strict control over this branch of Congress, “using complex parliamentary maneuvers,” to block the chance for amendments to be introduced first on a bipartisan energy efficiency bill and now tax cuts. Republicans filibustered a tax cut package on Thursday to protest the Democrat’s denial of a chance for amendments to be offered. So, Republicans are not being given a chance to offer or add amendments on bills before the Senate due to Reid’s strategy and Democratic monopoly while Democrats, especially Reid, accuse Republicans of wanting amendments with debate on issues not related to the bill at hand. Republican filibustered the tax cut bill saying representative government is in jeopardy.