Updated on August 1, 2016 @ 7 a.m. EST
In a startling admission today, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton told national reporters that the government can regulate free speech if she is elected President of the United States.
Federal government regulations are the result of laws passed by Congress, signed by the President and upheld by the Supreme Court. This means that in order for a U.S. President to be able to regulate people and businesses in the United States, Congress has to pass a law that gets signed by the President and upheld by the Supreme Court.
There are limits to what laws can be passed “to regulate” our constitutional rights and those limitations are contained in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which “prohibits the making of any law ” to infringe upon those rights.
First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
“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.”
The First Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.
Hillary Rodham Clinton said today “like every other of our rights, our First Amendment rights, every right that we have is open to and even subject to reasonable regulations.”
So how will Mrs. Clinton regulate the rights of Americans in the U.S. Constitution? She will have to violate it.
American taxpayers should listen carefully to Mrs. Clinton and only elect political leaders who have read the U.S. Constitution and will follow it.
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