Hillary Promises Limiting Free Speech Will Be One Of Her First Priorities As President
The world is on fire, the Middle East is a mess, race relations in the United States are at an all time low and the economy is still lagging.
What is Hillary Clinton worried about? Citizens United.
She has vowed to make the limiting of free speech one of her top priorities if elected.
Clinton pledges constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United ruling
Hillary Clinton committed Saturday to introducing a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision within her first 30 days in office, if she’s elected president.
The announcement will come in a video during the closing keynote of the progressive Netroots Nation conference this afternoon, and it’s yet another attempt to adopt the positions of her vanquished primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“The amendment would allow Americans to establish common sense rules to protect against the undue influence of billionaires and special interests and to restore the role of average voters in elections,” a Clinton spokesman said in statement.
That last part is especially rich coming from the woman who has made a fortune speaking at big banks, taking money from Wall Street and even getting funds for her family foundation from nations hostile to the United States.
Democrats don’t like Citizens United because it levels the playing field. Before, Democrats had an advantage with huge unions spending massive amounts of money on elections. Now other entities can do the same thing.