Speaking Truth to Power

I’m old enough to remember when that was supposed to be a liberal virtue, but these days the First Amendment is under attack from so-called Progressives. Hillary Clinton, for instance, wants to make it illegal for you to criticize her. Over at PowerLine John Hinderacker quotes her as saying

I really respect the important point of getting money out of politics. Remember, Citizens United was an attack on me, so I take it very personally and even before Senator Sanders got into the campaign way back in April of last year, I said we are going to reverse Citizens United and if we can’t get the Supreme Court to do what I think would be the right decision, then I will lead a constitutional amendment [sic].

So Hillary wants to repeal the First Amendment, and we know she despises the Second Amendment as well. Would any of the Bill of Rights be safe if she were able to make one or more appointments to the Supreme Court?

10 thoughts on “Speaking Truth to Power

  1. I can see her developing a serious fondness for the 5th Amendment, for one. But let’s see:

    She might use the 3rd Amendment to keep members of the military out of the White House.

    Her e-mail woes might give her some affection for the 4th Amendment.

    That’s about it. I can see her getting genuinely hostile towards the 6th and 8th as she imposes her vision on America, and she’s never been a fan of the 9th and 10th.

  2. 4th Amendment (in part): “…The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures…”

    Oh she’s totally gonna need that one. If there is justice, we will take the next quarter of a century digging through those papers. Compared to Pres. Obama and Secretary Clinton, Nixon was an amateur.

  3. At least Nixon had enough self-awareness, if not conscience, to at one point say “we could do that, but that would be wrong.” I don’t think that was ever a consideration for those two, or their lackeys.

  4. Well, hold your noses, do we want our freedoms, or 8 years of pumpkin tones developing Presidential hand gestures

  5. The only money she “wants to get out of politics” is money that does not go into her pockets.

  6. Minemyown: THIS!!

    “Speaking truth to power” meant nothing more than impudent brats mouthing off to authority figures without having to face consequences. Truth had nothing to do with it. Now that the brats are in positions of authority however, they want the deference that goes with the position but which they always refused to give themselves. Congratulations you smelly hippies, the next generations learned the lessons you taught. Too bad for you.

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