Sen. Chuck Schumer and his fellow Democrats are taking on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, another in a long line of progressives’ assaults on free speech. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Schumer’s dirty deeds are legion.
Dems plan to attempt to get the states to actually amend the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, and they’re targeting political donations despite the fact Democrats have infinitely wealthy individuals and corporation employees (as well as federal union employees) tossing their party large wads of cash.
“The Supreme Court is trying to take this country back to the days of the robber barons, allowing dark money to flood our elections. That needs to stop, and it needs to stop now,” said Senate Rules Committee Chairman Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who announced the plan.
The New Yorker is talking from both sides of his mouth.
In the July, 2014 issue of Reason magazine, a libertarian publication, there’s a review of Ralph Nader’s book Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State. Here’s one example of Schumer’s actual deeds:
buy erythromycin for fish “But back in 2006, hedge funds were barely involved in Washington. Their political action committees were modest and their lobbying efforts were low-rent. Then liberal Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called together leading hedge fund millionaires and billionaires and told them to get more involved. So they did, tripling their political action committee spending and multiplying their lobbying budget by 12 (and hiring Schumer’s top banking aide as a lobbyist).” [pg. 64, print edition]
Schumer’s First Amendment attack shouldn’t surprise anyone who follows his actions, including attacking government reformers and starting the IndyMac fall with a leaked letter ahead of the financial meltdown purely for political gain.
The senator’s actual deeds say a great deal about the lack of integrity and character widespread in our nation’s capital today.
(Opinion by Kay B. Day/June 5, 2014)
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