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Unconstitutional is unconstitutional

Apparently Senator Shumer can’t read. Shumer and company are preparing the introduce legislation that:

ban companies with 20 percent or more foreign make-up, as well as government contractors, from being able to fund political advertisements. But the new ban would also extend to any company that received and has not yet paid back Wall Street bailout funds.

Senator Shumer, meet the the Supreme Court.

no basis for allowing the Government to limit corporate independent expenditures.

This is one of those cases where clear logic wasn’t consulted when drafting the law in the first place.  The government has no right to restrict political speech — by anyone.  Yet despite very clear and direct language from the Supreme Court is going to take a populist approach that is clearly unconstitutional.  Do not these fools take an oath to uphold the Constitution?

Just in case Senator Shumer misplace his pocket constitution, here’s the first amendment.

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.

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