Jim McGovern – Nominated for “Wall-of-Shame”

We received a few nominations for this guy, with one calling him a “Nazi”.

Well to be fair, he isn’t advocating killing anyone, but he sure is advocating tossing down a big hammer on free speech, and that means assaulting newspapers, magazines, television….AND TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, the MassGOP spends NO time finding an opponent to this guy….looks like he’ll have a free-pass in the 2012 elections…


He’s in our slouth with the other oppressors to be reviewed for posting…this is just a head’s up gang.  Absolute power corrupts absolutely..and certainly true for this guy…


Read George Will’s post, from which we post in part from The Clinton Mass. Tea Party:

“Now comes Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) with a comparable contribution to another debate, the one concerning government regulation of political speech. Joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), 26 other Democrats and one Republican, he proposes a constitutional amendment to radically contract First Amendment protections. His purpose is to vastly expand government’s power — i.e., the power of incumbent legislators — to write laws regulating, rationing or even proscribing speech in elections that determine the composition of the legislature and the rest of the government.”

So Congress — and state legislatures and local governments — could regulate to the point of proscription political speech, or any other speech, by the Sierra Club, the National Rifle Association, NARAL Pro-Choice America or any of the other tens of thousands of nonprofit corporate advocacy groups, including political parties and campaign committees.

Newspapers, magazines, broadcasting entities, online journalism operations — and most religious institutions — are corporate entities. McGovern’s amendment would strip them of all constitutional rights. By doing so, the amendment would empower the government to do much more than proscribe speech. Ilya Somin of George Mason University Law School, writing for the Volokh Conspiracy blog, notes that government, unleashed by McGovern’s amendment, could regulate religious practices at most houses of worship, conduct whatever searches it wants, reasonable or not, of corporate entities, and seize corporate-owned property for whatever it deems public uses — without paying compensation. Yes, McGovern’s scythe would mow down the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, as well as the First.





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