SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) –
From Illinoispolicy.org: Incumbent politicians hate to be criticized, and in Illinois some of them have decided to do something about it – not by correcting the behavior for which people criticize them, but by trying to repeal the First Amendment.
That may sound outrageous, but it’s true.
On Thursday, the Illinois Senate’s Executive Committee passed a resolution by a vote of 11-4 that calls for a constitutional convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
The Citizens United decision simply held that the First Amendment prohibits the government from limiting anyone’s independent political speech. The court held that, although the government can place certain limits on campaign contributions, it cannot limit how much someone spends independently to speak (or write) about a candidate or political issues.
And that makes perfect sense. If the right to free – See more at: http://illinoispolicy.org/illinois-legislators-try-to-repeal-the-first-amendment/?utm_campaign=Wildfire+Message+-+Incumbent+politicians+hate+to+be+criticized%2C…&utm_content=po_958642&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#sthash.3lDL5i0h.dpuf