I warned of upcoming efforts to limit our freedom and end our constitutional republic. Well, now Hank Johnson, a Congressman from Georgia, is calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution to allow for governmental control of free speech.
At this point, he is only looking for governmental control over free speech rights of corporations. He was quoted as saying, "We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations."
I know many who are anti-corporation will think this is great news. I counter by quoting a famous movie character, "Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny".
Once we take the first step of limiting rights under the first amendment to one group, what stops the inevitable next step? The Constitution is there to protect the rights of freedom. Let us not start down the path of eliminating those rights.
Once we eliminate the right of free speech to corporations, why not have governmental control of a church's right of free speech. Then maybe we can eliminate a political party's right to free speech. Where does it end? I think liberals or "progressives" are absolutely full of it on many issues. Yet, I would fight to the death for their right to express their thoughts and theories. Is that not what America is all about?