Amending the Constitution

National Review: Does Religious Speech Threaten Democracy? (In the News)

By Zac Morgan Section 2 allows Congress to explicitly ban corporations or other associations from spending money to influence elections — but Lord only knows what “influencing elections” actually means. (To give you an idea, a surprising number of states, even with the protections of the current First Amendment, seem to believe it includes saying the name of […]

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The Augusta Chronicle: Purely partisan ‘reform’ (In the News)

Editorial The other senators listed in the Center for Competitive Politics’ complaint: Carl Levin, D-Mich.; Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.; Al Franken, D-Minn.; and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. “Richard Nixon faced impeachment charges for attempting to use the IRS for political purposes,” said David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics. […]

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Washington Examiner: Flag-desecration and First Amendment hypocrisy in the US Senate (In the News)

By Luke Wachob Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., explained her opposition to the flag desecration amendment by saying, “I cannot support an Amendment to the United States Constitution which would, for the first time in our nation’s history, narrow the reach of the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech.” Where once there was humility, now there is hubris. Senators […]

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The Libertarian Republic: Senators Hold Hearing About Abandoning the First Amendment (In the News)

By Joe Trotter The amendment, written by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and co-sponsored by 41 senators, would allow Congress to regulate “the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination to, or for election to, Federal office; and (2) the amount of funds that may be spent by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates.”  According to the […]

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Roll Call: A Constitutional Right to Incumbency? (In the News)

By Eric Wang Imagine if, 20 years ago, Congress had passed a law limiting each car manufacturer or retailer to spending no more than a certain amount per year on research and development or expanding its operations. Large, established institutions like General Motors or Walmart might have done just fine. But startups like Tesla and Amazon.com would never have […]

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Exploring a Constitutional Amendment to Amend the First Amendment and Promote Incumbents

At a June 3 hearing, the Senate Judiciary Committee turned its infinite wisdom to the subject of amending the U.S. Constitution to empower Congress and the states to restrict fundraising, spending, and in-kind equivalents (which aren’t defined in the amendment text) made in support of or opposition to candidates for public office. The amendment, formally […]

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Investor’s Business Daily: Tea Party Presses Ethics Charges Against Key Dems (In the News)

This is what progressives do when in power. They attack and demonize and isolate. They imply honest people are criminals. And they don’t mind using public money to do it. The ends justify their means, and the ends are always uppermost in their minds. Nor is Harry Reid alone. A slew of other Democrats face similar ethics charges from the Center for Competitive Politics following the IRS’ targeting […]

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Statement of David Keating to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Constitutional Amendment Proposal

Statement of David Keating President, Center for Competitive Politics Submitted to the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate June 3, 2014 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to present our views on the hearing titled, “Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People.” We respectfully […]

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Changing Perspectives: Senators’ Newfound Support for Amending the First Amendment (Issue Review)

Changing Perspectives Senators’ Newfound Support for Amending the First Amendment By Luke Wachob Introduction A group of forty-two Senators[1] have sponsored an amendment to the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution that could, for the first time in history,[2] reduce Americans’ First Amendment rights. According to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV), the […]

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Recapping “Amending the First Amendment: Silencing Free Speech?”

On Monday, the Heritage Foundation hosted a panel of campaign finance experts to discuss recent developments such as the McCutcheon v. FEC Supreme Court ruling, the IRS’s stalled proposed rulemaking restricting the activities of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations, and Sen. Udall’s constitutional amendment proposal under consideration in the U.S. Senate, which would amend the First […]

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