Ted Cruz Ridiculously Claims Democrats are Trying to Repeal the First Amendment (Video)

ted-cruz-ridiculousThroughout our nation’s history, politics has always been a divisive topic.  It’s like they say, two topics people should never discuss in public are religion and politics.  And while I don’t necessarily agree with that, I get the premise behind the saying that they’re two topics that usually divides people and can lead to hostile debate.

But when it comes to money in politics, I always believed that was the one thing on which both sides could agree.

Honestly, who believes more money in politics is a good thing?  Well, besides the politicians being bought off by that money and the people spending that money to buy off those politicians.

But now Republicans are clinging to this ridiculous notion (thanks to a Supreme Court that continues to prove itself to be nothing more than a shill for corporate America) that money equates to speech.

Speech is speech – period.

Our Founding Fathers never meant for money or wealth to equate to speech.  That wouldn’t even make sense.  To believe that money is speech means you instantly create a system where you advocate that how much money someone has is how much speech someone is given.

Well, the recent rulings by the conservatives on the Supreme Court to sell this nation out to corporate America have prompted some Democrats to push for a constitutional amendment aimed at reducing money in politics.

Again, why wouldn’t we want less money in politics?  Money is what corrupts our politicians, which in turn corrupts our government.

And I’ve always said, if you want to really see who are the most corrupt people in Washington, see which politicians are fierce advocates against of any sort of campaign finance reform.  You can pretty much guarantee that those politicians are being bought and sold by whomever gives them the most money.

So when Ted Cruz spoke out against Democrats for suggesting a constitutional amendment aimed at reducing money in politics, by suggesting that they’re trying to repeal the First Amendment, it shouldn’t shock anyone considering he’s by far one of the sleaziest politicians in Washington.

Cruz said, “The United States Senate is going to be voting on a constitutional amendment to repeal the First Amendment. I’m telling you, I’m not making this up – Senator Chuck Schumer has announced the Senate Democrats are scheduling a vote on a constitutional amendment to give Congress the plenary power, the unlimited authority to regulate political speech. Because elected officials have decided they don’t like it when the citizenry has the temerity to criticize what they’ve done.”

No, what Democrats are trying to do is remove this ridiculous notion that money is speech.

But it doesn’t surprise me that in the fight to keep money out of politics, it’s Republicans who are siding with those who believe that money equals speech.  After all, this is the political party which loves to continuously prove that they’re nothing more than defenders of the rich and big corporate interests.

Within our First Amendment, our Founding Fathers gave us the right to say almost anything we want without fear of criminal prosecution.  They didn’t give us the right to buy whatever politicians we could afford.

Because if you’re someone who believes money is speech, then you’re admitting that those with the most money are given the loudest voices.  And anyone who believes that’s what our Founding Fathers meant when they wrote our Constitution is either trying to buy our government, a politician hoping to sell themselves out to the highest bidder or an absolute fool.

Watch Cruz’s statements below, via Right Wing Watch:


Allen Clifton

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  • Veritas vos Liberabit

    If money is speech, then wages become speech. Conservatives are against raising the minimum “speech” and in the same token are for unlimited Corporate “speech” contributions. I would like to have a little more “speech” in my pockets. I think the phrase “money talks and bs walk applies to these hypocrites Conservatives….

  • Guile Williams

    Wow, just…….wow.

  • John Spriggs

    What do you expect from a commie born in Canada pos.

    • Gary-D

      Son of a Castro supporter!

  • Edward Krebbs

    Dumb Question: Thinking about the movement to have a constitutional convention and/or otherwise open up the Constitution to be radically altered……Do these calls come from lib-rals or RWNJs ?

    Once again, a major tool on the right (admittedly that phrase could also be a synonym for Cruz) is to take your own shortfallings and intent of villany and claim it belongs to the other side.

    Worked for Rove (attack your enemy on your weakest point), Freud (projection, transferrence), or even Machiavelli.

  • msaxie

    BS from A H’s

  • PJ Eck

    if Ted Cruz says their gonna do it you better believe its going to happen Ted don’t tell untruth boy some of you people anyway WE THE PEOPLE STILL LOVE YOU AND KNOW IT AINT SO .CRUZING WITH CRUZ

    • freethinker666

      English not your first language?

  • bugler3rdmd

    None of you get it do you! The Left only defends ‘free speech’ when it agrees with their narrative. With the Left It’s always the same old thimg, every time the drill for the Left is :change the subject, ignore the facts and name call ! You do HAVE some good ideas and conservatives do HAVE some good ideas. But, by shutting down free speech there is no debate! I might remind my fellow Americans that the pendulum swings left and right and they could be at the wrong end of this in a relatively short time! Everyone should be able to bring something to the table, no matter how outrageous(or anti-American) it may seem to their opposition. Problem is, where is the moral center now? Who really knows? Where should it be? For the benefit of the People at large? Like a level we need to “bubble out”…where can we agree and what is unacceptable or acceptable? Is a good start. Are not we all Americans and Brothers in this ‘Great Experiment’! Why can we not work together to move forward? No one is going to be happy with everything, but, can we not reach an consensus? In my humble opinion, the focus needs to shift to the local authorities…..closest to the People and more responsive.

    • freethinker666

      Could somebody please translate this, I don’t speak stupid.

  • b l

    Money isn’t speech. Money is a resource, spent on speech.
    Time is a resource. If spending more money is to be illegal, then logically, so should spending more time.
    Political “volunteers”… why should someone be allowed unlimited speech just because they shirk actually earning a living, raising a family, paying taxes?
    Paying taxes is patriotic, dammit, so it’s traitorous to be an unpaid volunteer.
    What the heck, make it all illegal. Campaigning is so dirty. Let’s just have a generalissimo. Probably cheaper, with the same BS.
    Maybe a tad more teargas in the air, it’s a sacrifice we have to make.