Most Americans view the guarantee of free speech to be the cornerstone of all other rights contained within our Constitution.


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Our founders certainly saw the importance, judging only by its placement as the very first of our Bill of Rights.

As with so many other traditionally American values, though, leftists seem to be competing against one another to see who can most effectively degrade the First Amendment.

A Democrat Representative from Georgia appeared to be leading the pack after making some shocking recommendations.

Joining in the deafening chorus of class envy and wealth hatred, Rep. Hank Johnson claimed that America needs “a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations.”


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Who could have foreseen a legislator arguing for more legislative power?

The reason for Johnson’s appeal is baffling to anyone with even moderately conservative views.
“These corporations,” he said, “along with the people they support, other millionaires who they’re putting into office, are stealing your government.” [Emphasis mine.]

As Obama nationalizes more and more of the private sector, it may seem disingenuous to suggest that the corporate world can bring a bloated, all-encompassing federal government to its knees.

Still, facts mean little when there’s propaganda to disperse.

Dreaded corporations and the evil rich “control the patterns of thinking,” Johnson said, explaining “you are being taught to hate your government.”

Any nation that re-elected Mr. Government himself, Barack Obama, to a second term is not being adequately taught that lesson, Rep. Johnson.

Continuing his diatribe, he alleges “these folks” are “setting up a scenario where they’re privatizing every aspect of our lives as we know it.”

The bottom line, in my estimation, is that corporations are the only entities left with enough capital to effectively speak out against a rogue government. If Johnson has his way, the private sector will be left muzzled and completely ineffective politically.

 

B. Christopher Agee founded The Informed Conservative in 2011. Like his Facebook page for engaging, relevant conservative content daily.

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