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Sen. Tom Udall Sponsors Bill 'to Regulate' First Amendment Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Oct 28, 2014, 12:21 am

Sen. Tom Udall (D.-N.M.) had recently sponsored a bill on the Senate floor that allows the federal government "to regulate" the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which grants the right to free speech.

According to the Fairfax Times, "Last month, the U.S. Senate passed by a 54-vote majority S.J. Res. 19, so-called Udall amendment that would eviscerate the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution."

The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

As reported by the Fairfax Times, "Senate Democrats, led by Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada and Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico want to revise the 233-year-old amendment to “protect the integrity of government and the electoral process” by giving Congress the authority to “regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.”

Sen. Tom Udall is cracking down on the First Amendment to help incumbents stay in power.

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