Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivered an impassioned speech against a constitutional amendment allowing Congress to regulate campaign finance and slammed Democrats for attempting to “muzzle” the free speech rights of those across the political spectrum.
Cruz spoke out against Democrats for supporting the constitutional amendment introduced by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), which would give Congress power to oversee the spending and raising of campaign money and overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday.
In his fiery plea, the Tea Party darling went on to list a host of groups that support Democrats, including Planned Parenthood, the Sierra Club and the NAACP, that would be silenced if the amendment passed.
“Forty-two Democrats have signed their name to a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to muzzle Planned Parenthood and the National Right to Life,” he said. “Forty-two Democrats have signed their name to giving Congress the right to muzzle the Sierra Club, to muzzle the National Rifle Association and the Brady Center for Handgun Violence. To muzzle Michael Moore and Dinesh D’Souza. To muzzle the teamsters and the National Education Association. To muzzle the NAACP. To muzzle the Anti-Defamation League. To muzzle pastors and priests and rabbis who organize their parishioners to be involved in politics.”
Cruz warned that if the constitutional amendment passed, Congress would be allowed to ban books and movies, and noted that Ray Bradbury “would be astonished” by the actions of Democrats today who are acting like the firemen in his dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451.”
“For centuries the Supreme Court has rightly concluded that free speech includes writing and distributing pamphlets, putting up billboards, displaying yard signs, launching a website, and running radio and television ads,” Cruz wrote. “Every one of those activities requires money. Distributing the Federalist Papers of Thomas Paine’s ‘Common Sense’ required money. If you can prohibit spending money, you can prohibit virtually any form of effective speech.”
While it is unlikely Udall’s amendment will be passed, Cruz still criticized Democrats for attempting to stifle free speech.
“Still, it’s a reflection of today’s Democratic disrespect of free speech that an attempt would even be made,” he wrote. “There was a time, not too long ago, when free speech was a bipartisan commitment.”
Now you see where the Democrats minds are set on. Why suddenly is campaign contributors and amounts the contribute to campaigns such an issue? Harry Reid spends quite a bit of his time slamming the Koch brothers and that they are attempting to buy an election (Republican candidates). Here comes the bigger question, where was Harry Reid has a brain fart when it comes to the contributions of casino magnet Sheldon and Miriam Adelson contributed nearly $93,000,000 to the Democratic Party in 2012! The list of contributors to the Democrats is large and chock full of money, especially from Unions and Organizing groups. The Democratic Party is no longer the liberal Party, it is the Party of the INSANE!! (remember, the Democrats were the ones, if the Civil War and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation had not changed America, would still have the black community in chains, picking cotton and feeling the lash that slavery afforded blacks in American history).
America as we knew it is being chipped away slowly, while we sit quietly, deaf to the chipping sound. My own family worries that my immersion into politics and the dangerous trends of it is not healthy for me. It isn't a matter of my health, it's the health of our nation. I have grandchildren. What type of country, government and economy do I want to see left for them? I want their lives to be one where they have the opportunity to go to college, to live the American dream without the shackles of the Democrat regimes yoke on their shoulders. Another question that puzzles me is: Why would the Democrats want to muzzle and restrain the very hands that feed them?
Back to the Bill, here is a partial list of names I have for you. I'm still digging to get all the names of the Democrats that have signed on: cosponsors of the Udall-Bennet amendment include Sens. Harkin (D-IA), Schumer (D-NY), Shaheen (D-NH), Whitehouse (D-RI), Tester (D-MT), Boxer (D-CA), Coons (D-DE), King (I-ME), Murphy (D-CT), Wyden (D-OR), Franken (D-MN), Klobuchar (D-MN).
Is the Bill likely to pass? At this time, as Senator Cruz believes as well as myself, not likely. I say that with the small hairs on my neck rising. Who would have thought our government would have released the 5 most dangerous terrorists in the world? Who would have thought a news conference would have been held in the Rose Garden, where Bergdahl's father would state the words in Arabic that is the quote that Muslims have always stated when they have conquered a country or people, while our President smiled on? Chip, chip, chip! Who would have thought a spokesperson for the government would say she knew what happened with Bergdahl, not his superiors or fellow soldiers who were there when Bergdahl deserted? I am going to have to hire someone to keep track of breaking news where the Obama Brigade and Harry Reid have committed another illegal act. It happens so quickly that it boggles the mind!
One last thing on Bergdahl. Was I the only one who noticed or did the Taliban idiot standing by while Bergdahl sat in the truck, lean in and pat him on the shoulder? Did Bergdahl appear to be a prisoner or one of their buddies? I know it will take years for the truth to emerge, if ever, but when what your standing in stinks, it's usually shit, and Washington stinks to the high heavens, so you know what it's full of!