During a debate on the Senate floor July 16, 2012, Chucky makes remarks about the DISCLOSE Act, legislation that would circumvent and restrict the First Amendment. Of course, he would not be making these comments if his wish comes true. The Blaze has a good breakdown and analysis of what he posits, but I think you have the hang of it. Freedom for thee, but not so much for me. The Progressives are now out and about with what would have been totally unheard of just a generation ago. The First Amendment was considered sacrosanct. The very essence of our Republic. For many of us, these good old days are becoming a distant memory. The next generation will not have even that if the Obama plan comes to fruition. Note his rightous tone as he comes to take away our freedom.
Here‘s the transcript of Schumer’s remarks, from RealClearPolitics:
SEN. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on the DISCLOSE Act: “I believe there ought to be limits because the First Amendment is not absolute. No amendment is absolute. You can’t scream ‘fire’ falsely in a crowded theater. We have libel laws. We have anti-pornography laws. All of those are limits on the First Amendment. Well, what could be more important than the wellspring of our democracy? And certain limits on First Amendment rights that if left unfettered, destroy the equality — any semblance of equality in our democracy — of course would be allowed by the Constitution.”
“And the new theorists on the Supreme Court who don’t believe that, I am not sure where their motivation comes from, but they are just so wrong. They are just so wrong.”