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Ted Cruz says 41 Senate Democrats Co-Sponsor Bill to Repeal 1st Amendment Regulate Free Speech

Ted Cruz Repeal 1st Amendment

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told attendees at a Family Research Council pastors retreat that Senate Democrats want to limit free speech through amending the Constitution.

“When you think it can’t get any worse, it does,” Cruz said at the FRC’s Watchmen on the Wall 2014 event in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. “This year, I’m sorry to tell you, the United States Senate is going to be voting on a constitutional amendment to repeal the First Amendment.”

Calling these “perilous, perilous times,” Cruz said Senate Democrats have said they are ready to vote on the amendment, Senate Joint Resolution 19 – “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.”

“Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has announced the Senate Democrats are scheduling a vote on a constitutional amendment to give Congress the authority to regulate political speech, because elected officials have decided they don’t like it when the citizenry has the temerity to criticize what they’ve done,” he said.

“They don’t like it when pastors in their community stand up and speak the truth,” Cruz said to an audience of hundreds of pastors from across the country.

“And I’ll note this amendment, which has 41 Democratic senators as co-sponsors – 41 Democrats have signed on to repealing the First Amendment,” Cruz said. “It explicitly says nothing in this new amendment shall abridge the freedom of the press.

“So the New York Times is protected, but it doesn’t say the same thing about the freedom of speech,” Cruz said. “It doesn’t say the same thing about religious liberty.”

Ted Cruz says Democrats want to limit free speech.

“What it says is that politicians in Washington have unlimited constitutional authority to muzzle each and every one of you if you’re saying things the government finds inconvenient,” Cruz said.

UPDATE… Because of several comments on this story indicating they would like the list of Senate co-sponsors of S.J. Res. 19, we are providing the list below, courtesy of the Library of Congress (alpha order by last name):

  • Tammy Baldwin (WI)
  • Mark Begich (AK)
  • Michael Bennet (CO)
  • Richard Blumenthal (CT)
  • Cory Booker (NJ)
  • Barbara Boxer (CA)
  • Sherrod Brown (OH)
  • Benjamin Cardin (MD)
  • Thomas Carper (DE)
  • Christopher Coons (DE)
  • Richard Durbin (IL)
  • Dianne Feinstein (CA)
  • Al Franken (MN)
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)
  • Kay Hagen (NC)
  • Tom Harkin (IA)
  • Martin Heinrich (NM)
  • Mazie Hirono (HI)
  • Tim Johnson (SD)
  • Angus King, Jr. (ME)
  • Amy Klobuchar (MN)
  • Edward Markey (MA)
  • Robert Menendez (NJ)
  • Jeff Merkley (OR)
  • Barbara Mikulski (MD)
  • Christopher Murphy (CT)
  • Patty Murray (WA)
  • Jack Reed (RI)
  • Harry Reid (NV)
  • John D. Rockefeller, IV (WV)
  • Bernard Sanders (VT)
  • Brian Schatz (HI)
  • Chuck Schumer (NY)
  • Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
  • Debbie Stabenow (MI)
  • Jon Tester (MT)
  • Mark Udall (CO)
  • John Walsh (MT)
  • Elizabeth Warren (MA)
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
  • Ron Wyden (OR)

Please note that the above article mentioned all co-sponsors as Democrats. Actually, there are 40 Democrats and one admitted socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), a registered Independent who caucuses with the Democrats.

Read more at http://janmorganmedia.com/2014/05/cruz-41-senate-democrats-co-sponsor-bill-repeal-1st-amendment-regulate-free-speech/#GUlI6UzQGkwTWJc8.99

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