I recently received this in an email from Sherrod Brown (one of the most Liberal Senators in the U.S. Senate:
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“If the First Amendment has any force,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority, which included the four members of the court’s conservative wing, “it prohibits Congress from fining or jailing citizens, or associations of citizens, for simply engaging in political speech.”
Forget about the fact that Congress would never pass this amendment, but it raises an important question. Will unions be able to spend the dues of their membership to support Liberal candidates and parties?
As a lawyer, Sherrod Brown should know that a Constitutional Amendment requires a
process of ratification that requires three-fourths of the states. A proposed amendment becomes part of the Constitution as soon as it is ratified by three-fourths of the States (38 of 50 States).
This is an electoral map from 2008 (the height of Obama’s popularity):
Clearly the Left controls the large coastal cities with large populations, but the thought that a Liberal sponsored Constitutional Amendment could garner 38 of 50 states is ridiculous.
Sherrod Brown is feeling the heat from organizations who are exposing his far left policies and “accomplishments.” Brown is correct that “we (the Left) do big things.”
- They passed Obamacare, which has been unpopular with nearly 60% of Americans since it was passed. Obamacare is so popular that the U.S. Government mandated that people buy insurance or be fined.
- In the first 35 months of the Obama Administration, the federal debt held by the public (excludes intragovernment IOU’s like Social Security) increased by $6.38 trillion, which is more than the cumulative total of the National Debt held by the public that was amassed by all U.S. Presidents from George Washington through halfway through W’s first term (this assumes he blows through the new debt ceiling of $16.4 trillion).
So, Sherrod Brown may dream about silencing his opponents, but if he thinks he can get a Constitutional Amendment to the Constitution, then he probably thinks Obamacare will make insurance cheaper and will reduce the deficit. Rather than trying to amend the Constitution, may be Sherrod Brown should fight on the basis of facts. The fact that he is not fighting with facts suggests that his opponents are merely telling the truth.