The proposed amendment was introduced by Sen. Tom Udall (D-CO) as S.J.R. 19 and if ratified would become the Twenty-Eighth Amendment. It provides in part that “Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect [to] the Federal elections … [and] State elections.”
The proposed amendment includes a provision that “Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress the power to abridge the freedom of the press.” So Breitbart News, The New York Times, and the mainstream media would be able to say whatever they want, but citizens and citizen groups such as the National Rifle Association could not.
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Political speech is protected by the first amendment. If this dangerous precedent is set, it would effectively nullify some peoples first amendment rights.
I have no reason to believe this will be passed, and furthermore, this will be wildly unpopular, but it begs the question, just how out of touch is Harry Reid?
At a time when people are weary of giving up civil rights in return for smoke and mirrors illusionary protection, here he is backing a constitutional amendment that would eliminate free speech for SELECT GROUPS.
I have a feeling this will be Harry's swan song, the term, political suicide springs to mind.