Kevin D. Williamson demonstrates that... Jeb Bush is a moron.
(As if there was ever any doubt!)
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Jeb Bush needs a refresher on the First Amendment, having told "Buzzfeed" that his “ideal situation would be to overturn Citizens United. I would turn that on its head if I could.”
This is why we have a Bill of Rights that we bothered to write down, i.e., so that we do not have to rely upon the wisdom of politicians.
The Citizens United case, let us recall, was about whether the federal government could forbid the showing of a film critical of Hillary Rodham Clinton while she was running for president last time around. The Supreme Court said “No,” because we have this thing called the First Amendment...
* WELL... KIND OF...
* BUT APPARENTLY EVEN A MINIMAL SHOW OF RESPECT FOR OUR NATION'S FOUNDING DOCUMENT AND BILL OF RIGHTS IS TOO MUCH FOR THE LATEST SCONE OF THE BUSH DYNASTY...
(*JUST SHAKING MY HEAD*)
...which ensures that people in government don’t get to set the terms under which they are criticized or challenged.
Senator Harry Reid led an effort in the Senate to effectively repeal the First Amendment so that Congress can decide who criticizes whom and how.
* AND OF COURSE... BUSH SIGNS ON...
(*STILL JUST SHAKING MY HEAD*)
* FOLKS... YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS $HIT UP!
If you want to be a Republican presidential candidate, or if you just believe in free speech, then you want to be on the other side of that fight. This is a grave error in judgment on Jeb Bush’s part.
* YA THINK...?!?!